Definitions for: Childlike


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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