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synonyms for childlike

  • childish
  • guileless
  • artless
  • credulous
  • immature
  • ingenuous
  • natural
  • simple
  • spontaneous
  • trustful
  • trusting
  • unaffected
  • unfeigned

antonyms for childlike

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  • complicated
  • untrusting
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How to use childlike in a sentence

I always found myself reading the replies with an almost childlike eagerness, a need to be comforted—or at least told what to expect.
THERE'S NO END IN SIGHT FOR COVID-19. WHAT DO WE TELL OUR KIDS NOW?NICOLE CHUNGSEPTEMBER 28, 2021TIME
He could been my son, but I felt childlike before his authority.
HOW I LEARNED TO SURF IN MIDDLE AGETOM VANDERBILTJANUARY 5, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Stephan Pastis, creator of “Pearls Before Swine,” views Calvin as an expression of pure childlike id, yet thinks there is a whole other dynamic that makes many of Calvin’s acts of imagination so appealing.
‘CALVIN AND HOBBES’ SAID GOODBYE 25 YEARS AGO. HERE’S WHY BILL WATTERSON’S MASTERWORK ENCHANTS US STILL.MICHAEL CAVNADECEMBER 31, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I looked up at the stars and felt my childlike wonder return.
MY SATELLITE WOULD FIT IN A SMALL SUITCASE.KATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
There’s a real sense of childlike treasure-hunting tied to foraging.
MUSHROOM HUNTING AT THE END OF THE WORLDDANNY PALUMBONOVEMBER 12, 2020EATER
With childlike confidence he follows the advice of some more or less honest dealer.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
In his childlike, impulsive fashion he had not thought of the future when he adopted Jean.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
There was in his voice a sound of warm yet almost childlike enthusiasm, with which she was becoming very familiar.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
So Aristide, in his childlike way, found remarkable happiness in Beverly Stoke.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
By way of showing a pretty, childlike impatience, she began to beat time with her feet to the spirited air the band was playing.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
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WORDS RELATED TO CHILDLIKE

  • childlike
  • green
  • gullible
  • inexperience
  • innocent
  • naïve
  • unworldly
  • wet behind the ears
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.