childishness childishness

Definition(s):

  • (n) a property characteristic of a child

Usage(s):

  1. Anyone who actually enjoys reading comix or just wants to learn more about them will be assaulted by the most damnable and depressing spectacle of childishness and mercantilism.
  2. But the childishness of the exercises, he adds, is the point.
  3. It would be a fine irony if Reubens, who became a star playing to the American cult of childishness, were to get burnt because he wanted to play a little grown up.

News

  • NEW ROUND OF WHITE HOUSE THUGGERY

    Childishness and thuggishness don’t usually go together. But with this year’s Obama administration’s budget hardball, it’s the norm.
    on October 8, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

Quotes

  1. In fact, I'd say he was in what Shakespeare calls the "Last scene of all . . . second childishness and mere oblivion; sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: William Shakespeare Source: Battle Creek Enquirer

  2. As if to supply them with an example, Slate's Jacob Weisberg, wrote over the weekend that the "biggest culprit in our current predicament [is] the childishness, ignorance, and growing incoherence of the public at large."
    on Feb 8, 2010 By: Jacob Weisberg Source: Atlantic Online (blog)

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