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Meaning of CHILDLIKE

Pronunciation:  'chIld`lIk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  befitting a young child; "childlike charm"
  2. [adj]  exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "simple courtesy"

CHILDLIKE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: childly, dewy-eyed, immature, naif, naive, simple, wide-eyed, young



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Child"like\, a.
Resembling a child, or that which belongs to children;
becoming a child; meek; submissive; dutiful. ``Childlike
obedience.'' --Hooker.

Note: Childlike, as applied to persons grown up, is commonly
      in a good sense; as, childlike grace or simplicity;
      childlike modesty.

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