Pettiness vs Childish - What's the difference?

pettiness | childish |


As a noun pettiness

is the quality of being petty.

As an adjective childish is

of or suitable for a child.

pettiness

English

Noun

  • The quality of being petty.
  • :The pettiness of the accounting department asking me to save a receipt from a fast-food restaurant was absurd.
  • A petty behaviour, attitude, etc.
  • childish

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or suitable for a child.
  • Behaving immaturely.
  • Your childish temper tantrums are not going to change my decision on this matter.

    Synonyms

    * (behaving immaturely) infantile, immature, silly, unbecoming, juvenile