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 Dictionary entry overview: What does childlike mean? 

CHILDLIKE (adjective)
  The adjective CHILDLIKE has 2 senses:

1. befitting a young child
2. exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

  Familiarity information: CHILDLIKE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CHILDLIKE (adjective)

Sense 1childlike [BACK TO TOP]


Befitting a young child


childlike; childly

Context example:

childlike charm


immature; young ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth)

Sense 2childlike [BACK TO TOP]


Exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity


dewy-eyed; round-eyed; wide-eyed; childlike; simple

Context examples:

childlike trust / dewy-eyed innocence / listened in round-eyed wonder


naif; naive (marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience)

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