Child"ish, a.

1.

Of, pertaining to, befitting, or resembling, a child.

"Childish innocence."

Macaulay.

2.

Puerile; trifling; weak.

Methinks that simplicity in her countenance is rather childish than innocent. Addison.

Childish, as applied to persons who are grown up, is in a disparaging sense; as, a childish temper.

 

© Webster 1913.

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