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childish

adjective uk   us   /ˈtʃaɪl.dɪʃ/
B2 typical of a child: childish handwritingB2 disapproving If an adult is childish, they behave badly in a way that would be expected of a child: He wasn't enjoying the occasion so he thought he'd spoil it for everyone else - it was very childish of him.
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adverb uk   us   /-li/ disapproving
childishness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/ disapproving
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