childishly childishly

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a childlike manner

Usage(s):

  1. But he has not been childishly egomaniacal, in contrast to our recent baby-boomer Presidents or petulant, in contrast to his opponent.
  2. Their defense was childishly simple: The old woman was a witch, well known in the district.
  3. I don't wish to condone Ahmadinejad's policies, only to say that we will get nowhere by childishly ignoring him.

News

  • Short takes on issues

    A bad and unnecessary law » Utah’s latest unnecessary and childishly petulant anti-federal government law cannot be implemented while a lawsuit brought against it is tried in court.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. "When you lose some games, you get criticized," Popovich said. "But we are smart enough as coaches to ignore most of the criticism. The last thing Mike D'Antoni has to worry about is fans who are not knowledgeable, who react childishly. He is...
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Gregg Popovich Source: AFP

  2. Newsmax's Ronald Kessler wrote in a June 14 article: "Count on Obama to emerge from the meeting with BP full of bravado, childishly saying he is trying to determine 'whose ass to kick.' Kessler continued: But having confused the good guys with the...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Ronald Kessler Source: Media Matters for America

  3. "For many persons inside and outside the church, Christians in general and Baptists in particular often look less like children of God than childishly 'silly, mean and stupid,'" Leonard said. "And sometimes we act the part."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Bill Leonard Source: Associated Baptist Press

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