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Synonyms for childlike
ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪkchild·like

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  1. childlikeadjective

    Synonyms:
    childly, childish

  2. childlikeadjective

    innocent and trustful; credulous; artless

    Synonyms:
    childly, childish

  3. childlikeadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. childlike, childlyadjective

    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, simpleadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. childlikeadjective

    Synonyms:
    docile, meek, submissive, dutiful

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#917wide
#933simple
#3218elementary
#5790juvenile
#9386adolescent
#21772youthful
#22794immature
#28446childish
#43534uncomplicated
#57800childlike
#64362boyish
#69701callow
#90000girlish
#119384puerile
#158805unproblematic

How to use childlike in a sentence?

  1. Sherwood Anderson:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Karl Kraus:

    Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.

  5. Chelsea Wolfe:

    The veil was a childlike way for me to feel like there was some sort of barrier between the audience and I when I first started playing shows, i wanted to hide. It helped, but I also wanted to overcome that and push myself to be a stronger person and performer.


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