Childish synonyms and antonyms

chīl'dĭsh

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Not finished or perfected; incomplete
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Pretentious; inflated in style or manner
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Like or characteristic of a child; innocent, trusting, etc.
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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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Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish:
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Impossible to take seriously; silly:
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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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Insignificant; trivial:
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(Historical) Having knowledge of black magic, etc.
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Acting with or exhibiting good judgment; reasonable:
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Complicated, especially of complex technology.
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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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Crude, simple, rough, uncivilized, etc.
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To the point of stupor.
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Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
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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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The definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought.
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Afflicted with weak-mindedness, usually caused by senility
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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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Not yet fully processed, especially:
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Childlike because of senility
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Not pretentious, guileful, or deceitful; humble or sincere:
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Being in an early period of life or growth; not old
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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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(Phonet.) Designating c sounded as in voice or g sounded as in age
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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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Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity
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Of, like, or fit for a boy or boys
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Intended for babies.
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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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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, sophomoric, kiddish, childlike, puerile, juvenile, naive, babyish, petulant, infantile and absurd.