childlike


child·like

adjective \ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌlīk\

: resembling or suggesting a child : like that of a child; especially : having or showing the pleasing qualities (such as innocence) that children often have

Full Definition of CHILDLIKE

:  resembling, suggesting, or appropriate to a child or childhood; especially :  marked by innocence, trust, and ingenuousness <childlike delight>
child·like·ness noun

Examples of CHILDLIKE

  1. a grown woman with a childlike face
  2. We gazed at it in childlike wonder.
  3. She took a childlike glee in describing every detail.

First Known Use of CHILDLIKE

1586

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