Childish Vs. Chidlike

Posted 11:53 by Sailaja Prakash in Labels:

Childlike:

An innocent behaviour, like a child's (of qualities, actions etc.,)

Usage:

We use this almost always in a good sense, with reference to the innocence, meekness etc., of children.

Childlike is usually used of adults, meaning they are "innocent, trusting, or uncomplicated," like children at their best.


Childish:

An adult behaving like a child, which is inappropriate.

Usage:

Childish, when used of children, underscores their immaturity and other youthful qualities;

When used of adults, childish is pejorative, meaning "immature, unreasonable, foolish, or fretful." Childishness is frequently cited as an unfortunate symptom of senility.


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Justin Friend said...

Its been pretty important for the students to regard about all those possible values and objects which must have been followed by them. online summarizing