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Childish synonyms

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  1. Innocent and trustful; credulous; artless
  2. Like or characteristic of a child; innocent, trusting, etc.
  3. Belonging or suitable to a child
Not fully grown or developed:
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  1. Not fully grown or developed:
  2. Lacking the emotional maturity, sense of responsibility, etc. characteristic of an adult, or of others one's own age
  3. Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity:
Small and delicate because immature
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  1. Small and delicate because immature
  2. Of or having to do with a baby.
  3. Small in comparison with others of the same kind:
In the earliest stage of development
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  1. In the earliest stage of development
  2. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish:
  3. Like, suitable for, or characteristic of an infant; babyish; childish or childlike; immature
(Geol.) Emanating from the interior of the earth for the first time: said of gas, water, etc.
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  1. (Geol.) Emanating from the interior of the earth for the first time: said of gas, water, etc.
  2. Characteristic of, intended for, or appropriate for children or young people:
  3. Relating to or characteristic of a young animal that has not reached sexual maturity:
(Archaic) Belonging to childhood; juvenile.
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  1. (Archaic) Belonging to childhood; juvenile.
  2. Immature, especially in being silly or trivial; childish.
  3. Silly or trivial, esp. in a childish way or as a result of immaturity
Characteristic of young people.
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  1. Characteristic of young people.
  2. Of, characteristic of, or suitable for youth
  3. Typical of or suggesting youth:
Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
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  1. Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
  2. Of or created by an artist without formal training; simple or naive in style.
  3. Crude, simple, rough, uncivilized, etc.
Characteristic of or befitting a boy:
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  1. Characteristic of or befitting a boy:
  2. Of, like, or fit for a boy or boys
  3. Like a stereotypical boy in appearance or demeanor.
Of or relating to girlhood.
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  1. Of or relating to girlhood.
  2. Characteristic of or befitting a girl:
  3. Of, like, or suitable to a girl or girlhood
Developing from childhood to maturity; growing up
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  1. Developing from childhood to maturity; growing up
  2. Characteristic of adolescence; immature:
  3. Of or characteristic of adolescence; youthful, exuberant, immature, unsettled, etc.
Of, like, or characteristic of sophomores
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  1. Of, like, or characteristic of sophomores
  2. Pretentious; inflated in style or manner
  3. Juvenile, pretentious, silly, etc.
Not pretentious, guileful, or deceitful; humble or sincere:
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  1. Not pretentious, guileful, or deceitful; humble or sincere:
  2. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  3. (--- Biology) Having no divisions or branches; not compound:
Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a green circle, indicating the easiest level of difficulty.
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  1. Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a green circle, indicating the easiest level of difficulty.
  2. Vigorous or robust:
  3. Beneficial to the environment or less harmful to the environment than others:
Easily cut, marked, shaped, or worn away, as pine wood or pure gold
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  1. Easily cut, marked, shaped, or worn away, as pine wood or pure gold
  2. Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts:
  3. Not sharply drawn or delineated:
Without good sense; silly; unwise
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  1. Without good sense; silly; unwise
  2. Ridiculous; absurd
  3. Capable of arousing laughter; absurd or ridiculous:
(Archaic) Belonging to childhood; juvenile.
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  1. (Archaic) Belonging to childhood; juvenile.
  2. Immature, especially in being silly or trivial; childish.
  3. Silly or trivial, esp. in a childish way or as a result of immaturity
Impossible to take seriously; silly:
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  1. Impossible to take seriously; silly:
  2. Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or meaning in human life or in the universe.
  3. Extremely unreasonable, incongruous, or inappropriate:
Lacking firmness of character or strength of will:
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  1. Lacking firmness of character or strength of will:
  2. Lacking aptitude or skill:
  3. Lacking persuasiveness; unconvincing:
(Geology) At the end of an erosion cycle:
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  1. (Geology) At the end of an erosion cycle:
  2. Showing the marked deterioration often accompanying old age, esp. mental impairment characterized by confusion, memory loss, etc.
  3. Being a disease or condition whose cause is primarily advanced age:
Not fully grown or developed:
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  1. Not fully grown or developed:
  2. Lacking the emotional maturity, sense of responsibility, etc. characteristic of an adult, or of others one's own age
  3. Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity:
Of or relating to infants or infancy.
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  1. Of or relating to infants or infancy.
  2. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish:
  3. Childish; immature.
Of, characteristic of, or suitable for children or young persons
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  1. Of, characteristic of, or suitable for children or young persons
  2. Marked by immaturity; childish:
  3. Immature or childish
Silly or trivial, esp. in a childish way or as a result of immaturity
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  1. Silly or trivial, esp. in a childish way or as a result of immaturity
  2. Immature, especially in being silly or trivial; childish.
  3. (Archaic) Belonging to childhood; juvenile.

Synonym Study

  • Childish and childlike are both applied to persons of any age in referring to characteristics or qualities considered typical of a child, childish suggesting unfavorable qualities such as immaturity, foolishness, petulance, etc. and childlike, the favorable, as innocence, guilelessness, trustfulness, etc.
Find another word for childish. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for childish, like: childlike, immature, babyish, baby, infantile, juvenile, puerile, youthful, primitive, boyish and girlish.