Antonyms for childhood

Grammar : Noun
Spell : chahyld-hood
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtʃaɪld hʊd

Definition of childhood

Origin :
  • "period of life from birth to puberty," Old English cildhad; see child + -hood.
  • noun period of being young
Example sentences :
  • He's getting old, and he's come along into his second childhood.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He dwelt on the childhood of Philothea with peculiar pleasure.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "We have always been frank with one another since our childhood," said he.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • "You should have a little more sympathy with childhood, Cornelius," said his father.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • There are old scenes of childhood associated with it which time can never erase.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • The world was in its childhood when God taught the people in this way.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • She was a Christian from childhood, but she said that she was ashamed to claim the name.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • And we have no will because the first thing done with us in childhood was to break our will.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • He told her the family traditions that had been the fairy tales of his childhood.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • So here we finish our story of the childhood of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Synonyms for childhood

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