childishly

All Adverb
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  • It looked as if he thought that she was childishly afraid of him. Cited from The Duke of Stockbridge, by Edward Bellamy
  • Here is a little game that is childishly simple in its conditions. Cited from Amusements in Mathematics, by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • He looked at her, and raised a hand childishly as if to ward off something. Cited from The Debtor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Also she could be childishly frank - and tell you nothing. Cited from To Have and To Hold, by Mary Johnston
  • He tends to act childishly, especially when others talk down to him.
  • The conclusion seemed childishly simple and yet he had never seriously considered it. Cited from The Window-Gazer, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  • Here am I, content to receive things childishly as they fall out, and I never take trouble! Cited from Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
  • The covers of their books are also similar, showing the title and author's name written childishly.
  • I have already mentioned that up to the time of his death he kept his almost childishly fresh complexion. Cited from A Desperate Character, by Ivan Turgenev
  • She seemed childishly happy because I sat and talked to her. Cited from Europe After 8:15, by Mencken, Nathan and Wright
  • He remembered how childishly proud she had been of that key on the day it was cut for her. Cited from This Freedom, by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • I think she would have cried childishly in another moment; and she was trying hard to remember that she was growing up! Cited from Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man, Marie Conway Oemler
  • Once she was very close to flight; more than once, more childishly than she knew, she wished that she would die. Cited from Winner Take All, by Larry Evans
  • Yes, childishly simple with the key-word; and the key-word can be carried in one's mind. Cited from The Cab of the Sleeping Horse, by John Reed Scott
  • She seemed childishly pleased to discover the word, and repeated it again and again. Cited from Youth Challenges, by Clarence B Kelland
  • He had a childishly guilty feeling that he had perhaps stayed there a little longer than was necessary on that account. Cited from Pembroke, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • We have perhaps acted childishly and foolishly toward other nations by too great confidence. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Mar 1915, V. 1, No. 1
  • She all but put her hand into his again, asking him childishly to hope, to be consoled. Cited from Robert Elsmere, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • First, like many others, very free in their comments and attacks, he is almost childishly sensitive. Cited from Sketches In The House, by T. P. O'Connor
  • I became almost childishly interested in small things. Cited from In The Amazon Jungle, by Algot Lange
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Meaning of childishly

  • adverb In a childlike manner
    he acted very childishly