childish

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English childissh, from Old English ċildisċ. Equivalent to child +‎ -ish.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ/
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  • Hyphenation: child‧ish

AdjectiveEdit

childish (comparative more childish, superlative most childish)

  1. Of or suitable for a child.
    • 1824, Susan Ferrier, The Inheritance (page 130)
      She remembered, too, when, after a long childish illness, her father had carried her in his arms to the garden, []
  2. Behaving immaturely.
    Your childish temper tantrums are not going to change my decision on this matter.

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