childlike

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

Definition of childlike

  1. :  resembling, suggesting, or appropriate to a child or childhood; especially :  marked by innocence, trust, and ingenuousness childlike delight

childlikeness

noun

Examples of childlike in a sentence

  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.

1577

First Known Use of childlike

1577


CHILDLIKE Defined for English Language Learners

childlike

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

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

childlike

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adjective child·like \ˈchīld-ˌlīk\

Definition of childlike for Students

  1. 1 :  like that of a child a childlike voice

  2. 2 :  showing the more pleasing qualities (as innocence and trustfulness) often thought to be those of children childlike wonder



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