Childish vs Innocent - What's the difference?

childish | innocent |


As adjectives the difference between childish and innocent

is that childish is of or suitable for a child while innocent is free from guilt, sin, or immorality.

As a noun innocent is

those who are innocent; young children.

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

    innocent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Free from guilt, sin, or immorality.
  • * 1606 , , IV. iii. 16:
  • to offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb
  • Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.
  • Naive; artless.
  • * 1600 , , V. ii. 37:
  • I can find out no rhyme to / 'lady' but 'baby' – an innocent rhyme;
  • (obsolete) Not harmful; innocuous; harmless.
  • an innocent medicine or remedy
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The spear / Sung innocent , and spent its force in air.
  • Having no knowledge (of something).
  • Lacking (something).
  • Lawful; permitted.
  • an innocent trade
  • Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture.
  • innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation

    Synonyms

    * (free from blame or guilt) sackless * (free from sin) pure, untainted * See also

    Antonyms

    * (bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act) guilty, nocent

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Those who are innocent; young children.
  • The slaughter of the innocents was a significant event in the New Testament.
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