Examples of childlike in a Sentence
a grown woman with a childlike face
We gazed at it in childlike wonder.
She took a childlike glee in describing every detail.
Recent Examples of childlike from the Web
Gadot balances the toughness, savvy, and confidence of a warrior with the childlike confusion of someone who's never known a world filled with hatred, hunger, greed, selfishness, even death.
And yet Fitzgerald, for all his knowingness, seems oddly childlike.
Singer Adi Bronicki muses through a muffled filter with off-kilter, childlike wonder.
This scene would be scary on its own—but its power grows exponentially in the stark contrast between the laugh-inducingly childlike Dougie-Coop and this unsettling, dead-eyed pretender.
Compared to an iPad or other fully featured gizmo Glassified seems almost childlike, but Sharma thinks imagination is a more important educational tool than any app.
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First Known Use of childlike
CHILDLIKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of childlike for English Language Learners
: resembling or suggesting a child : like that of a child; especially : having or showing the pleasing qualities (such as innocence) that children often have
CHILDLIKE Defined for Kids
Definition of childlike for Students
1 : like that of a child a childlike voice
2 : showing the more pleasing qualities (as innocence and trustfulness) often thought to be those of children childlike wonder
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