What does childlike mean?

Definitions for childlike
ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪkchild·like

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word childlike.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. childlike, childly(adj)

    befitting a young child

    "childlike charm"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. childlike(Adjective)

    innocent and trustful; credulous; artless

  2. childlike(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Childlike(adj)

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

How to pronounce childlike?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say childlike in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Will Smith:

    What Robin Williams did with this character - he just didn't leave a lot of room to add to the genie. So I started off fearful but then when I got with the music, it just started waking up that fun, childlike, silly part of me, this was the most joyful experience of my career.

  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. 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.

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