childlike childlike  /ˈtʃaɪld ˌlaɪk/


  1. (adj) befitting a young child
  2. (adj) exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity


  1. She seemed to be in a constant state of bliss, of childlike wonder.
  2. For a moment, Tip stays where she is, her childlike hands clasped in front, bony elbows between her knees.
  3. Even then, at age 39, he was a stern, solitary man with childlike eyes and a mystical longing for primitive things.


  1. Apple redesign a disaster? Tech experts complain of 'childlike' operating system

    Tech experts blasted Apple for the biggest change to iOS since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, calling it “childlike” and “shockingly basic." 
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Mad Men recap: 'Favors'

    In Sunday's very strong episode, the "adults" of Mad Men prove just how childlike they really are
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News


  1. "Bozo is a combination of the wonderful wisdom of the adult and the childlike ways in all of us," Harmon said.
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Larry Harmon Source: USA Today

  2. "You feel very naive and childlike in a lot of ways," said Dempsey, whose mother needed treatment for cancer several years ago. "You have to give over a lot of power to these people who may or may not understand what your needs are, or care,...
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Patrick Dempsey Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He was experienced and helped guide me while never losing his childlike enthusiasm," Favreau said in a statement. "I knew that he was struggling, but I had no idea that he would be gone so soon. Hollywood has lost a shining star."
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Jon Favreau Source: Kansas City Star

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