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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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. childlikeadjective

    Synonyms:
    docile, meek, submissive, dutiful

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#571young
#917wide
#933simple
#3218elementary
#5790juvenile
#9386adolescent
#21772youthful
#22794immature
#28446childish
#43534uncomplicated
#57800childlike
#64362boyish
#69701callow
#90000girlish
#119384puerile
#158805unproblematic

How to use childlike in a sentence?

  1. Wesley Anderson:

    The normal adult filters and belief systems of what is and what isn't will start to fade, clients become almost childlike.

  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. Sean Bailey:

    Someone once said to Walt Disney that you make movies for kids, and he said, 'No I don't. I make movies for the kids inside all of us, whether we're six or 60,' that's sort of how we feel. We try to treat these stories in a way that we can transport adults to a feeling of awe and wonderment that's more childlike... and we never try to bring anything down to kids. We believe kids can handle some complexity.

  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. 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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