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Synonyms for childish

Synonyms for childish

of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity

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indicating a lack of maturity

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Pearl felt the sentiment, and requited it with the bitterest hatred that can be supposed to rankle in a childish bosom.
The anguish in her little heart was not alone the anguish of physical pain; but that infinitely more pathetic anguish--of love denied a childish heart that yearns for love.
Dimly, in the back of her childish memory there lurked a blurred recollection of a gentle mother; but Meriem was not sure but that even this was but a dream picture induced by her own desire for the caresses she never received, but which she lavished upon the much loved Geeka.
With a great pang mercifully spared me, I could take back to my heart my childish prayer to be all he had so brightly shown himself; and there was nothing to be undone: no chain for me to break or for him to drag; and I could go, please God, my lowly way along the path of duty, and he could go his nobler way upon its broader road; and though we were apart upon the journey, I might aspire to meet him, unselfishly, innocently, better far than he had thought me when I found some favour in his eyes, at the journey's end.
And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.
"No, Philip," said Maggie, shaking her head, in her old childish way; "I'm telling you the truth.
A girl of Frederica's age must be childish indeed, if such things do not strike her.
Nodding, for it would have been childish to cut him, I walked on quickly; but in a minute I felt a hand on my shoulder.
Limuru MP Peter Mwathi asked those spreading such 'childish' excuses to carry their own cross.
IT would be good if we could stop using terms like 'childish' to describe the attitudes and behaviour of many 'Brexiteers' - like when Brexit Party MEPs turned their backs in the European Parliament this week when Beethoven's Ode to Joy was played.
WE came to expect childish behaviour from Ukip in the European Parliament, the Senedd of Wales and the UK Parliament.
A snippet of the highly-anticipated duet of Beyonce and Childish Gambino is featured in an international TV spot for the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.
Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), to submit a report to Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Aao about the mayor's behavior, which he described as "childish." "The SILG (Secretary of the Interior and Local Government) will probably make him to explain," Albayalde said of the mayor, whom he refused to identify.
When I became a man I put childish ways behind me."
class=Country artist Kacey Musgraves won album of the year for "Golden Hour", while "This is America" by Childish Gambino won both record and song of the year at the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday in a breakthrough for rap at the most prestigious honors in the music business.British pop singer Dua Lipa was named best new artist and popular rapper Cardi B won her first Grammy, taking best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy.