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Dying people often become childish.
Georg Buchner

Meaning of "childish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHILDISH

childish  [ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHILDISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Childish is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHILDISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of childish in the English dictionary

The definition of childish in the dictionary is in the manner of, belonging to, or suitable to a child. Other definition of childish is foolish or petty; puerile.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHILDISH


baldish
ˈbɔːldɪʃ
cavendish
ˈkævəndɪʃ
coldish
ˈkəʊldɪʃ
dish
dɪʃ
fiendish
ˈfiːndɪʃ
goldish
ˈɡəʊldɪʃ
horseradish
ˈhɔːsˌrædɪʃ
Kaddish
ˈkædɪʃ
Kurdish
ˈkɜːdɪʃ
modish
ˈməʊdɪʃ
oddish
ˈɒdɪʃ
oldish
ˈəʊldɪʃ
otherworldish
ˌʌðəˈwɜːldɪʃ
outlandish
aʊtˈlændɪʃ
radish
ˈrædɪʃ
reddish
ˈrɛdɪʃ
standish
ˈstændɪʃ
Swedish
ˈswiːdɪʃ
wildish
ˈwaɪldɪʃ
Yiddish
ˈjɪdɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHILDISH

childbirth
childcare
childcare center
childcare worker
childcrowing
childe
childermas
Childers
childhood
childhood sweetheart
childishly
childishness
childless
childlessness
childlike
childlikeness
Childline
childly
childminder
childminding

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHILDISH

baking dish
blandish
brandish
butter dish
casserole dish
chafing dish
cheese dish
fruit dish
goodish
kiddish
Petri dish
pie dish
prudish
satellite dish
serving dish
side dish
the Swedish
tolldish
tundish
vegetable dish

Synonyms and antonyms of childish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHILDISH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «childish» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of childish

Translation of «childish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHILDISH

Find out the translation of childish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of childish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «childish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

孩子气的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

infantil
570 millions of speakers

English

childish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बचकाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طُفُوليّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

детский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

infantil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিশুবৎ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

puéril
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kanak-kanak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kindisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

子供じみた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유치한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bocah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ấu trĩ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தைத்தனமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बालिश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çocukça
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

infantile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziecinny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дитячий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

copilăros
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παιδιάστικος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kinderagtige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barnslig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barnslig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of childish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDISH»

The term «childish» is very widely used and occupies the 8.690 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about childish

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHILDISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word childish.
1
Mikhail Bakunin
He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
2
Graeme Base
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.
3
Martin Bashir
You say he's childish, but he's very professional about business transactions.
4
Brian Baumgartner
I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.
5
Amber Benson
I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.
6
Isaiah Berlin
Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
7
Georg Buchner
Dying people often become childish.
8
Frederick Buechner
If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.
9
Alexander Cockburn
A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.
10
Clarence Darrow
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHILDISH»

Discover the use of childish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to childish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Putting Away Childish Things
David Seamands' thesis is that we all have childish behavior patterns that hold us back from reaching spiritual and emotional maturity, but that God can help us put away childish things and move toward the maturity He desires for us.
David A. Seamands, 1993
2
Childish Loves: A Novel
"Byron sets off for Greece, after the failure of his involvement in the Italian revolution, to fight for Greek independence.
Benjamin Markovits, 2011
3
Something Childish But Very Natural
United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds.
Katherine Mansfield, 2007
4
Putting Away Childish Things: The Virgin Birth, the Empty ...
From the bestselling author of Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven comes the controversial book that "disentangles the web of contradictions and improbabilities that surround the Christian story to reveal the essential underlying truth".
Uta Ranke-Heinemann, 1995
5
Precocious Children and Childish Adults: Age Inversion in ...
Scholars of Victorian literature and culture, as well as readers interested in children’s literature, childhood studies, and gender studies, will welcome this excellent work from a major figure in the field.
Claudia Nelson, 2012
6
Childish Things
His central theme, do we ever outgrow 'childish things'?, is explored with captivating insight and delicious humour. This is a gloriously readable novel from a consummate storyteller.
Robin Jenkins, 2011
7
Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish ...
When bad bosses run amok in companies, nobody wins. This book shows readers how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss, and still thrive in your job.
Lynn Taylor, 2009
8
Childish Things
Taking the position that lost and abandoned toys retain repressed memories of prepubescent trauma and the deep-seated guilt associated with the playing of forbidden games, the photographic team of Davis & Davis have created staged images of ...
Denise Davis, Scott Davis, Tyler Stallings, 2004
9
Childish Parents
In our efforts to search out God's meaning and find a better understanding, we overlook what's right under our noses. This book will take you through various stages of your own life on a roller coaster of "ah-ha" and "uh-oh" moments.
Joe Davis, 2009
10
Putting Away Childish Things: A Novel of Modern Faith
Includes suggestions for readers' groups.
Marcus J. Borg, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHILDISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term childish is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The return of childish things: cafes that specialise in toast and cereal …
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things,” so ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Youtube Tuesday: Jonah Green Covers Childish Gambino And More!
This week, Joe Santagato addresses gay marriage “haters”, Jonah Green covers Childish Gambino, Will Darbyshire talks about love, Connor ... «andPOP, Jul 15»
3
The land of childish saps who can't handle reality
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declined to say Monday whether cities offering "sanctuary" to dangerous illegal immigrants are ... «AM 760 KFMB, Jul 15»
4
The Many Faces Of Childish Gambino At Wireless Festival!
Childish Gambino played an incredible set at this years Wireless Festival and while looking back through our photos from his set, we realised ... «Hit The Floor Magazine, Jul 15»
5
WATCH: Kyrgios risks heavy fine with childish antics at Wimbledon
His childish attitude, though, could bring with it a cost. International Tennis Federation rules state: “A player shall use his best efforts to win a ... «BreakingNews.ie, Jul 15»
6
Childish Gambino's "Atlanta" TV Show Gets A Cast
In December reports circulated about an "Atlanta" TV show Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, had been working on. The rapper/actor was ... «HotNewHipHop, Jul 15»
7
Paul Rudd 'Farts' His Way Through 'Ant-Man' Interview. Yes It's …
Yes It's Childish, But It's Also Really Funny (VIDEO). The Huffington ... Cue the whole thing descending into (childish) chaos. Click the video ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
8
Education Minister: Ultimatums are childish, issue of overcrowding is …
Education Minister Naftali Bennett laid out his plans for the education system in an address to the Knesset Education, Culture and Sport ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
9
A Reader Says: Scalia haughty, acting childish
A Reader Says: Scalia haughty, acting childish. Posted: 07/01/15, 12:24 PM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs ago. # Comments. Scalia haughty, acting childish. «Redlands Daily Facts, Jul 15»
10
Donald Glover Is Donald Glover (Not Childish Gambino) On His …
There's been a sense recently that Donald Glover's new music may be taking shape in a distinct way from the Childish Gambino jams fans have ... «MTV.com, Jun 15»

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