Childish vs Innocent - What's the difference?
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.
Of or suitable for a child.
- Your childish temper tantrums are not going to change my decision on this matter.
* (behaving immaturely) infantile, immature, silly, unbecoming, juvenile
Free from guilt, sin, or immorality.
* 1606 , , IV. iii. 16:
Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.
* 1600 , , V. ii. 37:
- to offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb
(obsolete) Not harmful; innocuous; harmless.
- I can find out no rhyme to / 'lady' but 'baby' – an innocent rhyme;
* Alexander Pope
- an innocent medicine or remedy
Having no knowledge (of something).
- The spear / Sung innocent , and spent its force in air.
Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture.
- an innocent trade
- innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation
* (free from blame or guilt) sackless
* (free from sin) pure, untainted
* See also
* (bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act) guilty, nocent
Those who are innocent; young children.
- The slaughter of the innocents was a significant event in the New Testament.