1. childish

adjective. ['ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ'] indicating a lack of maturity.


  • immature


  • old
  • senior


  • -ish (English)
  • -ish (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • child (English)

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Rhymes with Childish

  • bowdish
  • bradish
  • brandish
  • cavendish
  • gladish
  • horseradish
  • prudish
  • radish
  • reddish
  • redish
  • standish
  • windisch
  • windish
  • yiddish

Sentences with childish

1. Noun, singular or mass
Pouting and becoming upset with them will make you appear immature and childish.

2. Adjective
If you're worried about looking a bit childish, skip around a room or down corridors in privacy.

Quotes about childish

1. I hope that there's a difference between being childish and childlike and that I'm the latter, if you take my meaning. I often sort of wonder. I don't think I'm a terribly good grown-up; I don't take responsibility easily or well in many areas of life. Finance and stuff like that, I'm absolutely appalling.
- Graeme Base

2. We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
- Anaïs Nin

3. Does it hurt?"The childish question had escaped Harry's lips before he could stop it. "Dying? Not at all,"said Sirius. "Quicker and easier than falling asleep.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows