Childish vs Whimsical - What's the difference?

childish | whimsical |


As adjectives the difference between childish and whimsical

is that childish is of or suitable for a child while whimsical is given to whimsy; capricious; odd; peculiar; playful; light-hearted or amusing.

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

    whimsical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Given to whimsy; capricious; odd; peculiar; playful; light-hearted or amusing.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * whimsical sex