Foolishness vs Childishness - What's the difference?

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Foolishness is a synonym of childishness.


In uncountable|lang=en terms the difference between foolishness and childishness

is that foolishness is (uncountable) the state of being foolish while childishness is (uncountable) the state or characteristic of being childish.

In countable|lang=en terms the difference between foolishness and childishness

is that foolishness is (countable) a thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity while childishness is (countable) childish behaviour.

As nouns the difference between foolishness and childishness

is that foolishness is (uncountable) the state of being foolish while childishness is (uncountable) the state or characteristic of being childish.

foolishness

Noun

  • (uncountable) The state of being foolish.
  • (countable) A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity.
  • Synonyms

    * imprudence, folly * extravagance, irresponsibility * indiscretion, absurdity * ridiculousness * stupidity

    Antonyms

    * wisdom

    childishness

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The state or characteristic of being childish.
  • (countable) Childish behaviour.
  • See also

    * puerilism * puerility