Definition of 'childlike'
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He could offer no real explanation for his childlike behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They speak of his feelings of almost childlike wonder. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is a childlike quality to his voice as he talks with a slow drawl. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is almost childlike in his inability to rein in his destructive impulse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In some ways her behaviour is quite childlike. The Sun (2008)The responsibilities of being an adult mean that we can lose our childlike sense of wonder and possibility. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has an almost childlike zest for talking up his business and explaining how it can still be improved. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He also has a childlike innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then a small, childlike hand crept into his. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He also has a slightly excitable, childlike quality. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was childlike in his behaviour, in that there was no malice behind it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There's a childlike sense of wonder and exploration to these songs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In fact, he has an almost childlike admiration for art and artists. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The audience may be lost in childlike wonder, but what about the performer? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Looking back now, my trust in some sort of mythical cosmic calculation seems almost childlike in its naivety. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes he seemed terribly childlike. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She expressed this in a display of childlike behaviour, demanding attention from the family and reacting with irritation or anger when she gained it. Know Your Own Mind (1991)But also, confusingly and faintly disturbingly, a childlike innocence that appeals to us all. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is also a childlike quality to his answers, a perpetual soft amusement in the arch of those bushy eyebrows and curl of the lip. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In fact, there's a childlike quality to her when she speaks. The Sun (2013)She has this amazingly bright smile, and when it comes through, there is something very innocent and childlike about her. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The childlike behaviour of the crowd may or may not have explained the glaring lack of interest in Pakistan's brilliant batting in the afternoon. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'childlike'
British English: childlike ADJECTIVE
You describe someone as childlike when they seem like a child in their character, appearance, or behaviour.
His most enduring quality is his childlike innocence.
Definition of childlike from the Collins English Dictionary
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