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Definitions and Synonyms of childlike | Another word for childlike | What is childlike?

Definition 1: exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where childlike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • childlike trust
  • dewy-eyed innocence
  • listened in round-eyed wonder

Synonyms for childlike in the sense of this definition

(childlike is similar to ...) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

"a teenager's naive ignorance of life" "the naive assumption that things can only get better" "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"

Definition 2: befitting a young child - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where childlike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • childlike charm

Synonyms for childlike in the sense of this definition

(childlike is similar to ...) (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

"young people"

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