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Childlike Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    childlike adj
  1. befitting a young child; "childlike charm" [syn: childly]
  2. exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "simple courtesy" [syn: wide-eyed, dewy-eyed, simple]
Childlike Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Childlike \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.
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    * 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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    • Johnson: Childlike humility is all that faith requires
      "Heaven is for Real," the film based on The New York Times bestselling book by Todd Burpo recounting a 3-year-old boy's visit to heaven, begins with Lithuanian-American child prodigy Akiane Kramarik (Ursula Clark) intensely studying the form of an eye she has painted on a canvas. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
    • Kids meet the Walkman: ‘What is this thing?’
      Childlike wonder opportunists The Fine Brothers released their latest YouTube “Kids React!” video, which pegged a panel of youngsters against a Sony Walkman. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
    • The Flock plays a deadly game of 'Red Light, Green Light'
      The childlike belief that prowling monsters can only survive in the dark is actually reality in The Flock's universe, which developer Vogelsap eventually plans to release on Steam. The multiplayer game initially assigns a uniform race to its... Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'

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