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child

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of child

  1. 1 a young person who is between infancy and adulthood an imaginative animated film that appeals to adults as well as to children Synonyms of child bairn [chiefly Scottish], bambino, bud, chap [Southern & Midland], chick, cub, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, sprat, sprout, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youth Words Related to child adolescent, minor; kindergartner (also kindergartener), preschooler, rug rat [slang], schoolboy, schoolchild, schoolgirl, schoolkid; babe, baby, bantling, infant, neonate, nestling, newborn, toddler, tot, tyke (also tike), weanling; brat, devil, hellion, imp, jackanapes, mischief, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, urchin, whippersnapper; cherub; preteen, preteen-ager, subteen, teen, teenager, teener, teenybopper, tween; lad, nipper, shaver, stripling, tad; bobby-soxer, hoyden, tomboy Near Antonyms of child middle-ager; ancient, elder, golden-ager, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizen Antonyms of child adult, grown-up

  2. 2 a recently born person wrapped the child in a blanket before taking him outside in the cold Synonyms of child babe, bambino, baby, infant, neonate, newbornWords Related to child cherub; foundling, nursling, suckling; preemie (also premie); papoose; bantling, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, toddler, tot, tyke (also tike); boy, nipper, tad; juvenile, minor, youngling, youngster, youth; brat, imp, squirt, urchin, whippersnapper; girl, hoyden, tomboyNear Antonyms of child adult, grown-up; elder, graybeard, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizen

  3. 3 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause widespread stress is the child of the frenetic pace of the modern world Synonyms of child aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, effect, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshotWords Related to child ramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-offNear Antonyms of child consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, springAntonyms of child antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason



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