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childish

adjective

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having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children
  • you almost spoiled the ceremony for everyone with your childish giggling

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The first known use of childish was before the 12th century

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“Childish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/childish. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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