Adjective "Childlike" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of an adult) having the good qualities, such as innocence, associated with a child.
  1. 'You have a childlike and innocent quality, which is endearing in meaningful relationships.'
  2. 'There is a childlike quality about him, as if the years caught up with him only by accident.'
  3. 'Sometimes, a songwriter's quest to uncover the extraordinary in the ordinary has a childlike aspect to it.'
  4. 'It's a word he uses a lot in his almost childlike rediscovery of happiness and contentment.'
  5. 'The man comes across as childlike and innocent, but also as his own biggest fan.'
  6. 'His voice had suddenly taken on a childlike quality as he began talking quick and excitedly.'
  7. 'Above all, the series has a gorgeous childlike quality and is entirely voiced by children.'
  8. 'He was a man without guile with a childlike spirit and spirituality, a gentle man.'
  9. 'Their childlike joy in leaving is probably a reflection of your own joy at your recovery.'
  10. 'A gleeful, childlike look overcame her face and she bounded off towards the vending machine.'


1. like a child, as in innocence, frankness, etc.; befitting a child: childlike trust.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be childlike in ways."

"people can be childlike in kneepantses."

"people can be childlike in berets."

"people can be childlike in beds."

"people can be childlike between guards."

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