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See definition of childishness on Dictionary.com
  • as inimmaturity
  • as ininexperience
  • as innaïveté

synonyms for childishness

  • ignorance
  • callowness
  • greenness
  • imperfection
  • incompleteness
  • infantilism
  • puerility
  • rawness
  • babyishness
  • childish behavior
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How to use childishness in a sentence

We, fools as we are, know how to pay the proper respect that is due to senility and second-childishness.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 108, APRIL 6, 1895VARIOUS
They have a natural air which is alike free from affected profundity and insipid childishness.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
But at these words all the childishness passed out of his face, and was succeeded by a look of indescribable cunning and secrecy.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
And the poor child smiled at her own childishness and simplicity.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
The quaint childishness of the “Vixit annos Platonicos” is also very notable.
THE STONES OF VENICE, VOLUME III (OF 3)JOHN RUSKIN
If anything, it would seem that ignorance and childishness demand even more consideration than the crime which lacks that excuse.
NEGRO MIGRATION DURING THE WAREMMETT J. SCOTT
Really, you must agree that, after what has taken place between us during the night, this is mere childishness.
BROTHER JACQUES (NOVELS OF PAUL DE KOCK, VOLUME XVII)CHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
There was a strange mingling of childishness and womanliness in this little Chicagoan to which Amy could not accustom herself.
AMY IN ACADIAHELEN LEAH REED
But then the childishness of this strange rival stirred up in her a more acrid bitterness than she had known till now.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
All the youth, the joy, the childishness seemed stricken from her forever by the terrible revelation of to-night.
GUY KENMORE'S WIFE AND THE ROSE AND THE LILYMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CHILDISHNESS

  • babyishness
  • callowness
  • childish behavior
  • childishness
  • greenness
  • ignorance
  • imperfection
  • incompleteness
  • infantilism
  • puerility
  • rawness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.