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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Childish  \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. 
 
  Note:  Childish,  as  applied  to  persons  who  are  grown  up  is  in 
  a  disparaging  sense  as  a  childish  temper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  childish 
  adj  :  indicating  a  lack  of  maturity;  "childish  tantrums"; 
  "infantile  behavior"  [syn:  {infantile}] 




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