Definition of “childlike” - English Dictionary

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“childlike” in British English

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childlikeadjective

uk /ˈtʃaɪld.laɪk/ us /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.
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(Definition of “childlike” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)