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English definition of “childlike”


adjective     /ˈtʃaɪld.laɪk/
(of adults ) showing the good qualities that children have, such as trusting people , being honest and enthusiastic : a childlike innocence / quality All her life she had a childlike trust in other people . → Compare childishNaive and trustingInexperienced (of people)Children and babies
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