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synonyms for childish

  • childlike
  • foolish
  • naive
  • youthful
  • adolescent
  • baby
  • babyish
  • callow
  • frivolous
  • green
  • infantile
  • infantine
  • innocent
  • jejune
  • juvenile
  • kid stuff
  • puerile
  • unsophisticated
  • young
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antonyms for childish

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  • experienced
  • wise
  • adult
  • mature
  • sensible
  • serious
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How to use childish in a sentence

In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
There is, perhaps, in this childish suffering often something more than the sense of being homeless and outcast.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Could this be the safe old house in which childish days had passed, in which all around were always friendly and familiar faces?
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Here, as in so many of these childish admirations, we have to do not with a purely æsthetic perception.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
One other illustration of this keen childish dialectic when face to face with the accuser deserves to be touched on.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
No doubt, even in these choking circumstances, childish feeling may now and again peep out.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
This element of symbolic indication will be found to run through the whole of childish drawing.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The arm in these childish drawings early develops the interesting adjunct of a hand.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
It made all our explanations seem childish and untrue; the false relation was instantly exposed.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CHILDISH

  • baby
  • childish
  • foolish
  • immature
  • infantile
  • juvenile
  • kid stuff
  • puerile
  • silly
  • sissy
  • sissyish
  • spoiled
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.