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Definitions of childish

  1. indicating a lack of maturity; "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Of, pertaining to, befitting, or resembling, a child. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Puerile; trifling; weak. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Like a child; also, weak; foolish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Like a child; puerile; trifling; silly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Of or like a child; puerile; silly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for childish

  1. A childish test, which, maybe, is the reason why thou hast chosen it. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  2. It was a childish thing- I wanted to see you smile when I gave you the thing back. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward