Childlike



[chahyld-lahyk] /ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk/

adjective
1.
like a , as in innocence, frankness, etc.; befitting a :
childlike trust.
/ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like or befitting a child, as in being innocent, trustful, etc Compare childish (sense 2)
adj.

1580s, “proper to a child,” from child + like. Meaning “like a child” in a good sense (distinguished from childish) is from 1738.

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