Childish synonyms

chīl'dĭsh
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Not finished or perfected; incomplete
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Like or characteristic of a child; innocent, trusting, etc.
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Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish:
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Pretentious; inflated in style or manner
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Silly or trivial, esp. in a childish way or as a result of immaturity
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Characteristic of youth or immaturity; childish
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Lacking worldly experience and understanding, especially:
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Crude, simple, rough, uncivilized, etc.
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Developing from childhood to maturity; growing up
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Irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.
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Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults:
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(Historical) Having knowledge of black magic, etc.
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The definition of youthful is someone who is young and vigorous, or is something that has the characteristics of someone young such as active and new.
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Of, like, or fit for a boy or boys
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Insignificant; trivial:
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The definition of mature refers to someone or something that is full grown or adult, either physically or in terms of behavior and attitude.
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Complicated, especially of complex technology.
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Not pretentious, guileful, or deceitful; humble or sincere:
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The definition of credulous is someone who is too eager to believe things, often without thinking them through.
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Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party.
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The definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought.
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Acting with or exhibiting good judgment; reasonable:
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Not yet fully processed, especially:
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To the point of stupor.
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Being in an early period of life or growth; not old
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Afflicted with weak-mindedness, usually caused by senility
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(Phonet.) Designating c sounded as in voice or g sounded as in age
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Impossible to take seriously; silly:
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Lacking or resulting from a lack of intelligence:
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Showing the marked deterioration often accompanying old age, esp. mental impairment characterized by confusion, memory loss, etc.
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Childlike because of senility
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Childlike because of senility
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A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive. (Mostly in idioms like good old, big old and little old, any old and some old.)
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Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
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Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity
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Intended for babies.
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Of, like, or suitable to a girl or girlhood
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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 53 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for childish, like: immature, kiddish, childlike, infantile, sophomoric, puerile, juvenile, babyish, naive, primitive and adolescent.