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.
Recent Examples of childish from the Web
In the end, Hal is compelled to put duty first and leave childish ways behind, and so banishes Falstaff.
These childish actions show the lack of seriousness of the caller and those behind him.
But there was nothing childish about the eerily exacting playing from two pianists known for their phenomenal control and uncompromising musicianship.
What sort of adult male speaks that slowly, in such a soft, childish tone?
Winning the presidency should have been its own reward, but that’s not how the childish Gambinos now in charge of a global superpower conduct their family business.
That's the ultraviolet black light that reveals a childish hate.
Why not a 24/7 work week until the Senate Democrats give up their childish practice of insisting on 30 hours of debate for every nominee no matter how lopsided the confirmation vote?
Drax’s deadpan awe, Star-Lord’s childish jealousy, and Rocket smugly accepting the title of captain are all telling character beats.
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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
- childish laughter
- a childish prank
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