How to use Childish in a sentence
It was a childish thing for her to do.
I've had about enough of your childish pranks.
It was childish and she should get over it.
How my childish imagination glowed with the splendour of their enterprise!
Some are said to maintain that it was an abbreviation of a childish nickname, "le petit volontaire."Advertisement
When he finished the chores, he swallowed three aspirins and went outside to shovel the accumulating snow, hoping further activity might dissipate the anger he felt, not only at Shipton, but at himself for losing it in so public and childish manner.
I recall with unmixed delight those days when a thousand childish fancies became beautiful realities.
He tried to say, "That's capital; of course she'll forget her childish promises and accept the offer," but before he had time to say it Natasha began again.
That's kind of childish, isn't it – for a woman my age?
Did the room actually have a magical strength, or was it simply a childish fantasy?Advertisement
If he thought it was childish to cry over a dog, he gave no indication.
She was jealous as a lover of the child's affection, and the struggle between the mother and grandmother was one of the bitterest of Aurore's childish troubles.
A burst of childish laughter greets my blunder, and the pantomime begins all over again.
That was one more thing Alex would find childish – her feelings about that room.
Wasn't that a little childish?Advertisement
She accepted everything I did for her as a matter of course, and refused to be caressed, and there was no way of appealing to her affection or sympathy or childish love of approbation.
That is just what the teacher of the deaf child must be, a child ready to play and romp, and interested in all childish things.
Alex wouldn't think it was foolish or childish.
Some childish desire inside was disappointed that he didn't follow her.
Within Voltaire there was always a mischievous and ill-behaved child; and he was never more mischievous, more ill-behaved and more childish than in these years.Advertisement
It is a continuance by adults of their childish games with dolls.
Prince Andrew only shrugged his shoulders at Pierre's childish words.
But he went with the firm intention of letting her and her parents feel that the childish relations between himself and Natasha could not be binding either on her or on him.
This sleek, sophisticated romper from Macy's is fashion proof that rompers can be sexy and stylish rather than cute and childish.
He soon learned to call to his aid the subsidiary sciences of geography and chronology, and before he was quite capable of reading them had already attempted to weigh in his childish balance the competing systems of Scaliger and Petavius, of Marsham and Newton.Advertisement
In his Memoirs he speaks of the results of his " childish revolt against the religion of his country " with undisguised self gratulation.
The missionaries, finding their position secure, presently began to take action in political affairs, and persuaded the king to grant a constitution to the Tongans, who welcomed it with a kind of childish enthusiasm, but were far from fitted to receive it.
In June he seized Camerino and Urbino, the news of which capture filled the pope with childish joy.
History There is something almost pathetic in the childish wonder and delight with which mankind in its earlier phases of civilization gathered up and treasured stories of strange animals from distant lands or deep seas, such as are recorded in the Physiologus, in Albertus Magnus, and even at the present day in the popular treatises of Japan and China.
Louise, who concealed great cleverness and a strong will under an appearance of languor and a rather childish beauty (Evelyn the diarist speaks of her "baby face"), yielded only when she had already established a strong hold on the king's affections and character.
In addition to these affronts upon the state religion, he insulted the intelligence of the community by horseplay of the wildest description and by childish practical joking.
The comic papyri of the XXth Dynasty have also a very strong sense of character, even through coarse drawing and some childish combinations.
His prestige and his good qualities, carefully fostered by Seneca, made him popular, while his childish vanity, ungovernable selfishness and savage temper were as yet unsuspected.
Representative art languishes, except a few childish terra-cottas; decorative art becomes once more purely geometrical, but shows only slight affinity with the contemporary geometrical art of the Aegean.
The pictorial art of the Tasmanians was poor and childish, quite below that of the Palaeolithic men of Europe.
He was buried in Bunhill Fields; and many Puritans, to whom the respect paid by Roman Catholics to the reliques and tombs of saints seemed childish or sinful, are said to have begged with their dying breath that their coffins might be placed as near as possible to the coffin of the author of the Pilgrim's Progress.
By natural instinct he hated the French, but there was no room in his nearly imbecile mind for more than childish superstition, insane pride of birth, and an interest in court etiquette.
Two childish voices laughed merrily at this action, and Dorothy was sure they were in no danger among such light-hearted folks, even if those folks couldn't be seen.
Soon even my childish voice was stilled, because I had ceased to hear any sound.
Natasha did not like the visitor's tone of condescension to childish things.
I expect he has told you of his childish love for Natasha?
Wouldn't that be more rewarding than your childish romantic fantasies?
It was tempting to denounce him in front of everyone, but that would be childish.
He has alluded to a childish fancy for a young girl with a slight obliquity of vision; but he only mentions it 1 Ouvres, x.
After he had undergone the ceremony of degradation with all the childish formalities usual on such occasions, his soul was formally consigned by all those present to the devil, while he himself with clasped hands and uplifted eyes reverently committed it to Christ.
In spite of the incapacity which he displayed in this war, John was sent a little later 'to govern Ireland (1185); but he returned in a few months covered with disgrace, having alienated the loyal chiefs by his childish insolence and entirely failed to defend the settlers from the hostile septs.
Fifty thousand boys and girls were persuaded by some pestilent dreamers that their childish innocence would effect what their immoral fathers had failed to accomplish, and so left their homes on an expedition to capture the Holy Land.
He was not incapable of affection nor without generous impulses, but he was flighty, passionate in a childish way, and when angry capable of cruelty.
The king's own life was passed amid court festivities, on which enormous sums of money were wasted, or in the practice of childish piety.
Lastly, still following the main lines of human culture, the primitive germs of religious institutions have to be traced in the childish faith and rude rites of savage life, and thence followed in their expansion into the vast systems administered by patriarchs and priests, henceforth taking under their charge the precepts of morality, and enforcing them under divine sanction, while also exercising in political life an authority beside or above the civil law.
The intellect and character of the nation had been rendered childish.
Altogether, it seemed almost childish to expect any result.
This made the magazine stand out from alternative titles on the shelf, but had the side effect of looking slightly childish.
The rest of the day was pretty uneventful, except for some childish trying to ram each other off the trails.
They have been encouraged to remain childish to the benefit of hugely wealthy religious institutions.
A simple refrain of a childish song or the monotonous chaunt of the ploughman touched a hidden chord and thrilled her to tears.
He was succumbing to irresistible, youthful, childish drowsiness.
Before Sonya and her mother, if Boris happened to be mentioned, she spoke quite freely of that episode as of some childish, long-forgotten matter that was not worth mentioning.
Dulce watched briefly, but after a failed attempt to get Alondra to leave the childish game behind, she stalked away.
Last week, citizen Dean came to my office demanding I chase down a childish hoax by crawling into a mine, purportedly in search of a dead body!
Something Josh would have considered both childish and demeaning.
That was one more thing Alex would find childish â€“ her feelings about that room.
That's kind of childish, isn't it â€“ for a woman my age?
The real culprits However, the real culprits in these childish antics are to be found in the Department for Transport.
I mean I don't want it to be childish like " How to bake a brownie.
They don't realize that their been quite childish.
I have to admit that I can get very childish about signs sometimes.
Laura's school has frankly been acting childish over the whole issue, as has herself.
Quite frankly, LG should hide in shame for printing such childish gibberish.
It was the childish innocence of kids - untainted by politics, prejudices or principles, ignorant of everything except the here and now.
I've always liked to impress people, a childish vise I have never outgrown.
At least I remember I retorted hotly, crying out upon childish superstitions.
Kevin Russell and Heath combined to embarrass the Preston keeper and lead to some rather childish tantrums from Beck on the touchline.
However, she is constantly thwarted by Terry's bad luck, not to mention his childish and often foolish behavior!
Impervious to Russian influence, he remained true to his original nationality, and by his undisguised aversion to everything in his adopted country and his passionate, childish admiration of Frederick the Great, he made himself so unpopular that within a few months of his accession, in December 1761, he was dethroned and assassinated by the partisans of his ambitious and able consort, the famous Catherine II.1 During the long reign of Catherine II.
No contemporary, unaided by personal knowledge, could be expected to trust in Wagner's purity of ideal on the strength of Tannhauser, which actually achieved popularity by such coarse methods of climax as the revivalistic end of the overture, by such maudlin pathos as 0 du mein holder Abendstern, and by the amiably childish grand-opera skill with which half the action is achieved by processions and a considerable fraction of the music is represented by fanfares.
Flechier, in his account of the Grands Jours at Clermont many years after, speaks of a "belle savante" in whose company Pascal had frequently been - a trivial mention on which, as on many other trivial points of scantily known lives, the most childish structures of comment and conjecture have been based.
Childish ineptitudes are mingled with intuitions of maturest wisdom, and seeds of future thought germinate in the decaying refuse of past systems.
But he is growing, and some things that were childish at the first are now of man 's stature.
However, she is constantly thwarted by Terry 's bad luck, not to mention his childish and often foolish behavior !
A sort of childish ' can ca n't ' verbal tug of war ensued, neither of us being the winner.
If you want to include Babar or Barney, for example, do it with a pillow or some other accessory that can be changed when it becomes too childish for your maturing child.
Shake, the catalyst in most of the shows hare-brained escapades, makes wild, illogical decisions and childish demands.
Some people don't understand high school pranks for seniors and see them as purely childish or boring.
Still close, reluctant we are to let go of swings, and things childish and secure.
Stuffed animals might seem childish, but favorite stuffed animals from a teenager's childhood can be comforting.
Pre-teens are at an age where they want to be more grown up at times, but are also still children and enjoy childish things as well.
While coordinated details - fairy tale invitations, a castle wedding cake topper, glass slipper favors - can create a subtle fantasy atmosphere of romance and innocence, too many details can be overwhelming and may seem childish or cliché.
If the engagement turns out to be true and not just two childish women acting out for attention, Tila Tequila is what you call…a Kanye West song.
On the other hand, activities that are too simple or seem too childish may be perceived by the individual as embarrassing or demeaning.
As noted above, they may respond to the birth of a new sibling by reverting to more childish behaviors.
Some parents worry that stress might bring on a seizure and are therefore unwilling to discipline a child with a seizure disorder and might give in to the usual childish demands.
Characterized as a sort of "soft punk", emo-oriented individuals wear dark, serious colors intermingled with bursts of rainbows, polka dots, or other fun and childish prints.
These sexy GP maternity jeans from Childish were named after celebrity mom, Gwyneth Paltrow.
The patterns don't have to be childish, but should still have a lot of color and verve - something lively that reflects a strong personality.
On the other hand, You are the most awesome boyfriend in the world! is almost childish in its exuberance, but is bound to make any man feel good.
Sometimes sullen, childish and occasionally downright churlish, you've been known to try the patience of your loved ones!
As kids get into the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades their desire for childish titles like these will wane and they'll yearn for more "grown up" titles.
Young children may need adult assistance as they play, while older children may refuse to participate in anything they might deem too childish.
The last thing you want is to turn in a resume that looks sloppy, unprofessional and childish.
What makes the look delightful and saves it from being slightly childish is the fact that the colors are actually various shades of purple that run from the deepest indigo, to the palest of violets.
All commentary is relayed in a style that is simply trying too hard to say something that should be difficult to hear, but instead comes off as trite, childish and angst-ridden.
As they perform the track, the band members participate in an old-fashioned soapbox derby, mixing adult characters and a childish setting.
Most teenagers feel they have outgrown themed parties, but teen party themes don't have to involve childish color schemes, cartoon characters, or corny games.
Some teens really enjoy throwing parties, and a mystery party may be just the ticket for a teen that has outgrown childish Halloween parties.
Both Pratts were not very popular on the show because of their childish behavior, and became even less popular when Stephanie Pratt claimed NBC subjected Spencer and Heidi to torture, a claim which has been denied by NBC and Spencer.
I have two camps of jokes, they're either too childish or shouldn't really go on a website of family content.
Paul said, " when I became a man I put away childish things.
This argument, which seems so crushing, is, in reality, extremely childish.
Hey I share the sentiment, but that song just sounds childish.
While these appear childish, they work surprisingly well with adults too.
The good-natured childish granny pointed her accusing finger at the villain. She put a red devil with green eyes into my bed.
He stopped and looked, then laughed with childish glee, - " Why wait ye here without?
But he is growing, and some things that were childish at the first are now of man's stature.
The crisis culminated on a day, each event of which is surrounded in the Buddhist accounts with the wildest legends, on which the very thoughts passing through the mind of Buddha appear in gorgeous descriptions as angels of darkness or of light, To us, now taught by the experiences of centuries how weak such exaggerations are compared with the effect of a plain unvarnished tale, these legends may appear childish or absurd, but they have a depth of meaning to those who strive to read between the lines of such rude and inarticulate attempts to describe the indescribable.
Of course, there's always Spencer there to unabashedly self promote and stir up trouble with his stomach turning grin and childish comments.
Celebrities love dressing their toddlers in Childish's comfy, fashionable styles made of feel-good fabrics.
The Childish Maternity GP Jean was named "The best overall maternity jean" by FIT PREGNANCY.
The few jokes that were in the script seemed forced and were rather childish.
This was the nearest approach I could get to Harvard and to the fulfillment of my childish declaration.