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    Difference between "childish" and "childlike"

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    Re: Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Difference between "childish" and "childlike"
    Hello here is 'The French',

    I think you don't have a lot seach the answer, but perhaps you can find it on internet (cambridge dictionnary).

    Bye and see you soon on the forum.

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    Re: Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello here is 'The French',

    I think you don't have a lot seach the answer, but perhaps you can find it on internet (cambridge dictionnary).

    Bye and see you soon on the forum.
    Childish is more pejorative, when used for adults, whereas child-like can mean playful, innocent, etc.


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    Re: Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Difference between "childish" and "childlike"
    A childish person is a person above the age of a child who behaves like a child - lacking in reason, and usually regarded as a negative term.; A childlike person is a person who is to all appearances innocent and perhaps naive.

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