from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or suitable for a child or childhood: a high, childish voice; childish nightmares.
- adj. Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile: tired of your childish pranks.
- adj. Not complicated; simple.
- adj. Affected mentally by old age; senile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or suitable for a child.
- adj. Behaving immaturely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, befitting, or resembling, a child.
- adj. Puerile; trifling; weak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to a child or to childhood: as, “sweet childish days,” Wordsworth, To a Butterfly.
- Like or characteristic of a child or what is peculiar to childhood; especially, in disparaging use, trifling, puerile, silly, weak, etc.: as, childish amusements; childish fear.
- Synonyms Childlike, Infantile, etc. See childlike.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. indicating a lack of maturity
child + -ish (Wiktionary)