unchildlike

adjective
un·​child·​like | \ ˌən-ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌlīk How to pronounce unchildlike (audio) \

Definition of unchildlike

: not resembling or appropriate to a child or childhood : not childlike an unchildlike seriousness … her sad, unchildlike expression …— Louisa May Alcott

First Known Use of unchildlike

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unchildlike was circa 1775

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“Unchildlike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchildlike. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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