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childlike

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adjective child·like \ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌlīk\

Simple Definition of childlike

  • : 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

  1. :  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.



1586

First Known Use of childlike

1586


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