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Childlike Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

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

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'Childlike' example sentence in quotations

* 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. - Albert Einstein

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

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Childlike Sample Sentences in News

  • Be childlike not childish
    Just as the Child Jesus grew up and mature, so should our faith. The call is: be childlike not childish. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • Reign "Getaway" Review: A Marked Man
    Reign S02E11: "Getaway" Oh man, isn't it a relief to know Reign has been renewed for Season 3? I feel like before that news came out I was just mentally clinging to the second half of Season 2 like the Childlike Empress holding that single grain of sand and going, "This is allll that's left of Fantasia," and then BAM Bastian said my nam Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • Jay Baruchel on His Surreal New Comedy Man Seeking Woman and Why You'll Never Know What He'll Do Next
    Jay Baruchel is the ultimate everyman, but the actor wouldn't have it any other way. "I think given my nasal voice and my childlike face and my skinny body, I just think I scream ... Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'

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