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ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪkchild·like

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. childlike, childlyadjective

    befitting a young child

    "childlike charm"

  2. childlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyed, simpleadjective

    exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

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

Wiktionary

  1. childlikeadjective

    innocent and trustful; credulous; artless

  2. childlikeadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Childlikeadjective

    resembling a child, or that which belongs to children; becoming a child; meek; submissive; dutiful

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of childlike in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of childlike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of childlike in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Sherwood Anderson:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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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