childishness : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a property characteristic of a child

  • 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.
  • Steve is a struggling saxophonist who never managed to hit the big time; together, they get involved in a caper, which, for all its superficial childishness, shines a rueful light .
  • But the childishness of the exercises, he adds, is the point.

  • William Shakespeare in Battle Creek Enquirer
    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."
  • Jacob Weisberg in Atlantic Online (blog)
    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."

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