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Synonyms for childlike
ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. childlike, childly(adj)

    befitting a young child

    "childlike charm"

    Synonyms:
    round-eyed, childly, simple, dewy-eyed, wide-eyed

    Antonyms:
    old, sophisticated

  2. childlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyed, simple(adj)

    exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

    "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "listened in round-eyed wonder"

    Synonyms:
    uncomplicated, mere(a), simple(a), unproblematic, unsubdivided, dewy-eyed, round-eyed, childly, bare(a), saucer-eyed, elementary, dim-witted, simple-minded, wide, simple, wide-eyed

    Antonyms:
    old, sophisticated

Wiktionary

  1. childlike(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    childly, childish

  2. childlike(adjective)

    innocent and trustful; credulous; artless

    Synonyms:
    childly, childish

  3. childlike(adjective)

    of, like, or suitable for a child; meek; submissive

    Synonyms:
    childly, childish

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. childlike

    Boyish, childish, and girlish are used in a good sense of those to whom they properly belong, but in a bad sense of those from whom more maturity is to be expected; childish eagerness or glee is pleasing in a child, but unbecoming in a man; puerile in modern use is distinctly contemptuous. Juvenile and youthful are commonly used in a favorable and kindly sense in their application to those still young; youthful in the sense of having the characteristics of youth, hence fresh, vigorous, light-hearted, buoyant, may have a favorable import as applied to any age, as when we say the old man still retains his youthful ardor, vigor, or hopefulness; juvenile in such use would belittle the statement. Young is distinctively applied to those in the early stage of life or not arrived at maturity. Compare NEW.

    Compare synonyms for OLD.

    Synonyms:
    adolescent, boyish, callow, childish, girlish, immature, juvenile, puerile, young, youthful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. childlike(a.)

    Synonyms:
    docile, meek, submissive, dutiful

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How to use childlike in a sentence?

  1. Albert Einstein:

    The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Good Leader must be open minded, open to new ideas with childlike enthusiasm, even though certain new ideas may seem strange and probably be at odds with Leader's preconceptions and beliefs. However, during the turbulent times of change, Leader may not be able to add any new ideas into his overfilled plate, unless and until she/he removes a few sitting in the plate. It's an interesting balancing act, in my view. To be in sync with dynamically changing new world, Leader must be willing and able to drop old notions, while embracing the new concepts with beginner's mindset.

  3. Sherwood Anderson:

    General Grant had a simple, childlike recipe for meeting life ... I am terribly afraid, but the other fellow is afraid, too.

  4. Jo Malcomson:

    It was very much like entering into a magical wonderland. It's a childlike wondrous experience, which completely absorbs one's attention and captures one's imagination.

  5. Tyron Edwards:

    Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.


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