Childish vs. Immature

Childish vs. Immature — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Childish and Immature

Childishadjective

Of, relating to, or suitable for a child or childhood

a high, childish voice.childish nightmares.

Immatureadjective

Not fully grown or developed

an immature plant.

Childishadjective

Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile

tired of your childish pranks.

Immatureadjective

Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity

silly, immature behavior.

Childishadjective

Of or suitable for a child.

Immaturenoun

An immature animal; a juvenile.

Childishadjective

Behaving immaturely.

Your childish temper tantrums are not going to change my decision on this matter.

Immatureadjective

Occurring before the proper time; untimely, premature (especially of death).

Childishadjective

indicating a lack of maturity;

childish tantrumsinfantile behavior

Immatureadjective

Not fully formed or developed; not grown.

Immatureadjective

Childish in behavior; juvenile.

You're only young once, but you can be immature the rest of your life.The man was immature for throwing a tantrum.

Immaturenoun

An immature member of a species.

Immatureadjective

characteristic of a lack of maturity;

immature behavior

Immatureadjective

lacking in development;

immature plansan unformed character

Immatureadjective

(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth;

young people

Immatureadjective

not fully developed or mature; not ripe;

unripe fruitfried green tomatoesgreen wood

Immatureadjective

not yet mature

Immatureadjective

(of birds) not yet having developed feathers;

a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill