what is the difference between CHILD LIKE & CHILDISH?
March 3, 2009 6:10am CST
we often use the term childish to denote a negative attitude of a child like tantrums, while we often use child like when we are talking about a positive attitude of a child like being humble, etc. do you agree with me? what is your opinion about this?
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3 Mar 09
Yes, guilty as charged! I do use those euphemisms! But, in defense, when I use childish~~~~it is so the mild term of what I really am thinking! LOL! I am telling the person that they are acting immature! When I use "childlike" it is referring to the innocence, the untarnishedness of their actions...and that is NOT detrimental, it is likening them to the freshness of youth! Cheers!