childlike definition

  • adjective:
    • Like or befitting a kid, such as purity, trustfulness, or candor.
    • innocent and trustful; credulous; artless
    • of, like, or appropriate a child; meek; submissive
    • Resembling a child, or that which belongs to kids; getting a child; meek; submissive; dutiful.
    • exhibiting childlike ease of use and credulity
    • befitting a kid
  • others:
    • Resembling a child or what is appropriate to youth; getting to or characteristic of a young child; for this reason, submissive, dutiful, trustful, artless, inexperienced, etc.
    • Synonyms Childlike, Childish, Infantile, Infantine. Childlike and childish express that which is characteristic of a kid, the former deciding on whatever is worthy of approbation, or about cannot quality disapproval, and latter usually to that particular that will be not: because, a childlike freedom from guile; a childish petulance. To express what is one of the period of childhood, without qualifying it of the same quality or bad, son or daughter or youth is frequently used in composition: as, child-toil, childhood-days. Infantile and infantine tend to be put on 1st phases of childhood; no obvious difference among them has actually yet been established. See youthful.

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