Definition of childish
2a : 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 <his parents … were both getting childish and needed care — Pearl Buck>
Examples of childish in a sentence
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.
Origin and Etymology of childish
First Known Use: before 12th century
CHILDISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of childish for English Language Learners
: of a child or typical of a child; especially : having or showing the unpleasant qualities (such as silliness or lack of maturity) that children often have
CHILDISH Defined for Kids
Definition of childish for Students
1 : of, like, or thought to be suitable to children <childish laughter>
2 : showing the less pleasing qualities (as silliness) often thought to be those of children <a childish prank>
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