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childish

child·ish

childish

 
pronunciation:
chaIl dihsh
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: typical of or appropriate for a child.
My son says these games are childish and don't hold his interest anymore.
synonyms:
childlike, jejune, juvenile, puerile, tender
antonyms:
adult, grown-up, mature
similar words:
adolescent, babyish, boyish, callow, girlish, immature, infantile, innocent, naive, youthful
definition 2: marked by immaturity, weakness, or foolishness.
Getting upset about losing a game seems childish to me.Talking out of turn, throwing paper airplanes, and other childish behaviors will not be tolerated in this class.
synonyms:
babyish, immature, juvenile, puerile
antonyms:
mature
similar words:
adolescent, asinine, foolish, green, infantile, naive, silly, sophomoric
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derivations: childishly (adv.), childishness (n.)
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