a : marked by or suggestive of immaturity and lack of poise <a childish spiteful remark>
b : lacking complexity : simple <it's a childish device, but it works>
c : deteriorated with age especially in mind : senile
— child·ish·ly adverb
— child·ish·ness noun
Examples of CHILDISH
- She has a childish face.
- a letter written in childish scrawl
- He opened the gifts with childish delight.
- We're tired of their childish games.
- I find his humor very childish.
First Known Use of CHILDISH
before 12th century
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