Definition for childish

adjective as in immature, silly

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Example Sentences

McDonald’s accompanied the release with an expensive marketing campaign that iterated, then reiterated, that this “burger with the grownup taste” was not for childish palates.

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Tim was goofy and childish, whereas Jill, his wife, was always ready – with a disapproving scowl, a snappy remark and seemingly endless stores of patience – to bring him back in line.

There’s something about when you’re a parent and your children get sick, they get more childish.

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If anything, the only real surprise was that these childish actions were coming from a sitting member of Congress.

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Resorting to Santa, a childish character in whom adults should not believe, shows how desperate I was.

We are not "equal" and you are not an ally if this is the childish base of your notions.

The slimy, childish, petulant Viserys starts off as a symbol of everything about Targaryen rule Westeros has rejected.

Why turn a genuine good-news story into an expression of childish pettiness?

It seems to be attempting satire in the vein of a Grand Theft Auto game, but, like GTA is occasionally, it just seems childish.

The gorgeous sushi chef he meets and falls in love with, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung), is equally silly and childish.

In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.

One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"

There is, perhaps, in this childish suffering often something more than the sense of being homeless and outcast.

Could this be the safe old house in which childish days had passed, in which all around were always friendly and familiar faces?

Here, as in so many of these childish admirations, we have to do not with a purely æsthetic perception.


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On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to childish, such as: childlike, foolish, naive, youthful, adolescent, and baby.

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