What is another word for childishness?

320 synonyms found


[ t͡ʃˈa͡ɪldɪʃnəs], [ t‍ʃˈa‍ɪldɪʃnəs], [ tʃ_ˈaɪ_l_d_ɪ_ʃ_n_ə_s]

Childishness is a trait that is often associated with immaturity, irrationality, and lack of responsibility. However, there are several synonyms for the term that can be used to convey similar ideas in different contexts. For example, the word "infantilism" implies excessive dependency, whereas "puerile" indicates a sense of immaturity or triviality. Similarly, the term "juvenile" is often used to describe behavior that is typical of young people, whereas "immature" is a more general term that could be applied to anyone who displays a lack of emotional or intellectual maturity. Other synonyms for childishness include "adolescent," "silly," and "babyish," each with their own connotations and nuances.

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What are the hypernyms for Childishness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Childishness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for childishness (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for childishness?

Childishness implies immaturity and childish behavior, but there are several antonyms for this word that suggest maturity and adult-like behavior. Some of the antonyms for childishness are: 1. Maturity: It suggests grown-up and responsible behavior, showing wisdom, and making sensible decisions. 2. Poise: It implies being self-assured, poised, and confident in one's actions and thoughts. 3. Sophistication: It suggests having a refined, cultured taste, elegance, and grace. 4. Adult-like: It implies behaving in a mature and serious manner, seeking knowledge, and being responsible. 5. Rational: It suggests being logical and reasonable, thinking critically, and behaving in an intelligent manner. These antonyms offer a sense of strength and responsibility which contrasts the sense of immaturity that childhood implies.

Usage examples for Childishness

The half-way recognition of this principle in the new Lectionary, in which such a freedom is allowed, provided the Lesson taken be one of those appointed for "some day in the same week," seems open to a suspicion of childishness.
"A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer"
William Reed Huntington
At first but a light scorn arousing For silly childishness,-at last With fiery yearning overwhelming, And jealousy for all the past.
"Russian Lyrics"
Translated by Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi
"It is an amusing bit of childishness," answered Madame Dalize, "as you see.
"In Search of a Son"
William Shepard Walsh

Famous quotes with Childishness

  • What childishness is it that while there's breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?
    Elizabeth Bishop
  • No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
    Jeremy Taylor
  • Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
    C. S. Lewis
  • From the moment painting ceased to be religious it started to decay, so that now it has reached a childishness that borders on idiocy. People who admire it are even greater idiots than those who paint. Art loses all reason for being if it's not animated by a great feeling.
    Aldo Palazzeschi
  • The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. . . . Certainly it would be difficult to imagine any committee of relatively young men, of thirty or thirty-five, showing the unbroken childishness, ignorance and lack of humor of the Supreme Court of the United States. The average age of the learned justices must be well beyond sixty, and all of them are supposed to be of finished and mellowed sagacity. Yet their knowledge of the most ordinary principles of justice often turns out to be extremely meager, and when they spread themselves grandly upon a great case their reasoning powers are usually found to be precisely equal to those of a respectable Pullman conductor.
    H. L. Mencken

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