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My prefix is disliked by children,
My infix you will need to obtain,
My suffix is governed by a sheepish male,
My whole disagrees with the children.

What am I?

HINT1

The title is not a clue.

HINT2

To figure out the suffix, cast your eyes upwards.

HINT3

The "children" mentioned in the clue for the whole word are the same children from the prefix clue. In other words, it is self-referential. (This was meant as an attempt for the "reusing information" challenge but I didn't think it was particularly up to scratch.)

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    $\begingroup$ May you add a hint, I'm curious to see the answer :) $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Sep 19 '18 at 0:45
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking Rot13(orqpbire). The prefix, suffix and last line have clear-ish explanation, and infix is Rot13(pb) which stands for Rot13(pbapragengvba) for the riddle? Doesn't explain the title though :\ $\endgroup$ – user477343 Sep 19 '18 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ @user477343 No guesses correct unfortunately. And on this occasion, the title is not a clue. Just a catchy afterthought I'm afraid. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Sep 19 '18 at 9:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Astralbee so... what could hint two mean? (ROT13) Itqz U xaawqp gb, yk tmud ad qkqndaie OAHQDqp yk qkqe... ngf "nqpoahqd" uez'f ftq mzeiqd... U omz'f ftuzw ar mzk aftqd iadpe qzpuzs iuft "oahqd" mbmdf rday "naaw-oahqd", mzp U paz'f qhqz ftuzw ftmf'e dqmxxk m iadp! Hmmmm... $\endgroup$ – user477343 Sep 19 '18 at 10:02
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    $\begingroup$ @Astralbee it was? Hahah, woops. Sorry :P Edit: Okay, so... when people look up, they see the Rot13(fxl. Naq fxl eulzrf jvgu ful, naq furrcvfu ersref gb furrcf juvpu ybbx yvxr pybhqf)? $\endgroup$ – user477343 Sep 19 '18 at 10:06
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OK, a bit of a stretch here, but I think have parts of it:

My prefix is disliked by children

VEG (short for vegetable)

My infix you will need to obtain,

GET (meaning to obtain)

My suffix is governed by a sheepish male,

The skyward male sheep must be Aries the Ram. My only guess to complete this riddle is that the area 'governed' by ARIES could be referred to as ARIAN

My whole disagrees with the children.

This gives us 'VEGETARIAN' which is appropriately in disagreement with the children from clue one

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  • $\begingroup$ 100% correct my friend! $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Sep 19 '18 at 13:54
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Work in progress. Not sure about anything:

My prefix is disliked by children,

parsley? pepper? try 2: fish

My infix you will need to obtain,

result? try 2: answer

My suffix is governed by a sheepish male,

sky or heaven - hint was "cast your eyes upwards". God is often referred to as shepherd. sun? try 2: ceiling

My whole disagrees with the children.

person? try 2: fiance?

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  • $\begingroup$ Sadly nothing correct; however you're on the right lines with the prefix. Keep thinking! $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Sep 19 '18 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ I like my second attempt so much. Probably not right though XD $\endgroup$ – Mark Sep 19 '18 at 13:42

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