Childishness vs Idiocy - What's the difference?

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Childishness is a related term of idiocy.


As nouns the difference between childishness and idiocy

is that childishness is (uncountable) the state or characteristic of being childish while idiocy is (psychology) the state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.

childishness

English

Noun

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

    * puerilism * puerility

    idiocy

    English

    Alternative forms

    * idiotcy

    Noun

    (idiocies)
  • (psychology) The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
  • An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
  • The administrators, growing tired of such idiocy , put a new policy in place.

    Synonyms

    * imbecility * stupidity

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