Childish vs Lackadaisical - What's the difference?

childish | lackadaisical |


As adjectives the difference between childish and lackadaisical

is that childish is of or suitable for a child while lackadaisical is showing no interest or enthusiasm.

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

    lackadaisical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Showing no interest or enthusiasm.
  • * 2010 ,
  • I could hear the sound of the janitor's lackadaisical scrubbing against the wooden floor.
    the lackadaisical look on his face

    Synonyms

    * (showing no interest or enthusiasm) languid, listless, unenthusiastic, uninterested * See also

    Derived terms

    * lackadaisically * lackadaisicalness