Definition of childlike adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃaɪldlaɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃaɪldlaɪk//
(usually approving)
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having the qualities that children usually have, especially innocence childlike enthusiasm/simplicity/delight compare childishExtra examples She spoke, as always, with an almost childlike directness. His eyes were light blue and childlike in their innocence. She responded with childlike simplicity.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: childlike