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Another word for childish

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Adjective
  1. Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity

    See also:

    youth

Another word for childish

Modifier
  1. Having qualities of a child

  2. Silly or stupid

      1. Lacking physical strength, energy, or vigor; feeble.
      2. Likely to fail under pressure, stress, or strain; lacking resistance:
      3. Lacking firmness of character or strength of will:
      1. Extremely unreasonable, incongruous, or inappropriate:
      2. Impossible to take seriously; silly:
      3. Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or meaning in human life or in the universe.
      1. Immature, especially in being silly or trivial; childish.
      2. Belonging to childhood; juvenile.
      1. Lacking or exhibiting a lack of good sense or judgment; silly:
      2. Capable of arousing laughter; absurd or ridiculous:
      3. Embarrassed; abashed:
  3. Childlike because of senility

    See also:

    old

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.