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1. childlike

adjective. ['ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk'] befitting a young child.

Synonyms

  • young
  • immature

Antonyms

  • compound
  • rough
  • complex

Etymology

  • -like (English)
  • like (English)
  • child (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Childlike

  • apelike
  • beaklike
  • berrylike
  • birdlike
  • businesslike
  • catlike
  • computerlike
  • crownlike
  • doglike
  • dreamlike
  • eellike
  • eyelike
  • fanlike
  • fernlike
  • flaplike
  • flulike
  • ghostlike
  • glasslike
  • grasslike
  • homelike

Example sentences of the word childlike


1. Noun, singular or mass
The main irony in the story is that Buddy's friend is old but quite childlike.

2. Adjective
This position is meant to symbolize and bring forth your connection to the childlike sensation of surrender.

Quotes containing the word childlike


1. I hope that there's a difference between being childish and childlike and that I'm the latter, if you take my meaning. I often sort of wonder. I don't think I'm a terribly good grown-up; I don't take responsibility easily or well in many areas of life. Finance and stuff like that, I'm absolutely appalling.
- Graeme Base

2. One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
- Albert Einstein

3. There are betrayals in war that are childlike compared with our human betrayals during peace. The new lovers enter the habits of the other. Things are smashed, revealed in a new light. This is done with nervous or tender sentences, although the heart is an organ of fire.
- Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

2. childlike

adjective. ['ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk'] exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity.

Synonyms

  • round-eyed
  • dewy-eyed
  • naif
  • wide-eyed
  • naive

Antonyms

  • difficult
  • simplicity
  • fancy
  • precocious

Etymology

  • -like (English)
  • like (English)
  • child (English)
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