[ UK /t‍ʃˈa‍ɪldɪʃli/ ]
  1. in a childlike manner
    he acted very childishly
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How To Use childishly In A Sentence

  • I feel like I'm supposed to have read some Jane Austen at some point, but I haven't, and I won't, and I've kind of childishly dug in my heels about it. This Thursday's Made For Meme-ing
  • When not behaving adolescently, the grown-ups behave childishly. Times, Sunday Times
  • And they childishly trifle who make a pretext for their idolatry, in the words dulia and latria, [455] since the Scripture, in general terms, forbids adoration to be transferred to men. Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1
  • He paused, waiting for the cruel and actually childishly stupid words to sink into my thick brain.
  • On the eve of the competition, journalists were charmed by her childishly serious air.
  • On an iffier note, Jorgensen over-exaggerates the eccentric mannerisms of Moody, who's seen curling up childishly on his office couch in a fit of nerves one minute and working the phone feverishly the next: A slight staginess clings to this neurotic figure. 'Golden Boy's' soft touch lands hard knocks
  • I was childishly elated to be on the electoral roll for the first time, after 20 years of residential disenfranchisement.
  • Carol is constantly being reprimanded for her childishly irresponsible antics by her disapproving child, Denise.
  • In particular, it seems to me quite an inconclusion to give to the spirits of the dead, or to any other existences, good or evil (unless, indeed, by possibility to ourselves as magnetically and sympathetically influenced by some metaphysical potencies whereof we know next to nothing), the seemingly miraculous powers exhibited, however weakly and childishly, in numberless seances, privileged to possess among the company an ecstatic medium between (as is assumed) themselves and beings immaterial. My Life as an Author
  • And a nation which is treated like children will behave childishly, in perpetual reaction against its lack of licence.
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