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I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.
Brian Baumgartner

Meaning of "childlike" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHILDLIKE

childlike  [ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHILDLIKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Childlike is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHILDLIKE


bird-like
ˈbɜːdˌlaɪk
bladelike
ˈbleɪdˌlaɪk
bloodlike
ˈblʌdˌlaɪk
boardlike
ˈbɔːdˌlaɪk
cloudlike
ˈklaʊdˌlaɪk
diamond-like
ˈdaɪəməndˌlaɪk
fiendlike
ˈfiːndˌlaɪk
glandlike
ˈɡlændˌlaɪk
godlike
ˈɡɒdˌlaɪk
handlike
ˈhændˌlaɪk
hoodlike
ˈhʊdˌlaɪk
husbandlike
ˈhʌzbəndˌlaɪk
island-like
ˈaɪləndˌlaɪk
lordlike
ˈlɔːdˌlaɪk
reedlike
ˈriːdˌlaɪk
rodlike
ˈrɒdˌlaɪk
shieldlike
ˈʃiːldˌlaɪk
unchildlike
ʌnˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk
ungodlike
ʌnˈɡɒdˌlaɪk
wandlike
ˈwɒndˌlaɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHILDLIKE

childcrowing
childe
childermas
Childers
childhood
childhood sweetheart
childish
childishly
childishness
childless
childlessness
childlikeness
Childline
childly
childminder
childminding
childness
childproof
children
children´s home

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHILDLIKE

beadlike
bedlike
birdlike
budlike
cordlike
dislike
fadlike
fluidlike
gourdlike
headlike
kidlike
lardlike
orchidlike
podlike
sandlike
seedlike
steedlike
swordlike
threadlike
toadlike
weedlike

Synonyms and antonyms of childlike in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHILDLIKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «childlike» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of childlike

Translation of «childlike» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHILDLIKE

Find out the translation of childlike to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of childlike from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «childlike» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

像孩子的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

infantil
570 millions of speakers

English

childlike
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बच्चों का सा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طفولي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

детски
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pueril
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিশুসুলভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enfantin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seperti kanak-kanak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kindlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

子供のような
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어린애 같은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaya bocah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngây thơ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தைத்தனமாகவே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बालसमस्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çocuk ruhlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

infantile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziecinny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

детски
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

copilăresc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παιδιάστικος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kinderlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barns
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barnlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of childlike

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDLIKE»

The term «childlike» is very widely used and occupies the 22.507 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDLIKE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about childlike

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHILDLIKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word childlike.
1
Rowan Atkinson
Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their fifties being childlike becomes a little sad. You've got to be careful.
2
Drew Barrymore
I guess I do have a childlike sense of fun, and although I still have my dark days, I'm generally an optimistic person. The way things have gone in my life, sure, I could have been a bitter person. But I just find bitter people really un-fun, you know? And who wants to be that person?
3
Graeme Base
I hope that there's a difference between being childish and childlike and that I'm the latter, if you take my meaning. I often sort of wonder. I don't think I'm a terribly good grown-up; I don't take responsibility easily or well in many areas of life. Finance and stuff like that, I'm absolutely appalling.
4
Brian Baumgartner
I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.
5
Beck
I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record.
6
Ron Ben-Israel
I like crazy, childlike, candy bar-filled cakes with gooey caramel, chocolate-covered nuts, marshmallows, and the like.
7
Kate Bernheimer
When I wrote the eight fairy tales that appear in 'Horse, Flower, Bird' I was working toward a completely new form of artistic expression, trying to create a new kind of tale that also felt vintage: innocent and childlike, but haunted. I tried to write a picture-less picture book.
8
Kenneth Branagh
The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There's still some silliness.
9
David Canary
It's fun playing two roles. The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions. Stuart is childlike and sensitive. Adam is ruthless, outrageous. He's flamboyant. He does the unexpected.
10
John Cleese
The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHILDLIKE»

Discover the use of childlike in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to childlike and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Childlike
James Tom has been writing stories since he was in the sixth grade. But it wasn't until he recognized God's grace that his writing became his mission. This is his first novel. He lives with his wife and children in San Jose, California.
James Tom, 2009
2
Toddler Theology: Childlike Faith for Everyone
It's my greatest wish that your child be introduced to the Savior of the world. I pray this book will help you - and me - in this wondrous privilege ... and, at the same time, draw hearts of all ages closer to Him. Blessings to You! Cathy
Cathy D. Dudley, 2012
3
Dangerous Wonder: The Adventure of Childlike Faith
In this combination book and discussion guide, bestselling author Yaconelli invites readers to experience a childlike faith of dangerous wonder.
Michael Yaconelli, Mike Yaconelli, Dan B. Allender, 2003
4
A Childlike Heart: How to Become Great in God's Kingdom
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Alan D. Wright, 2011
5
For the childlike: George MacDonald's fantasies for children
A collection of essays discussing the work of the nineteenth-century Scottish author best known for his children's fairy tales.
Roderick McGillis, 1992
6
Recapture the Wonder: Experiencing God's Amazing Promise of ...
Break free from the weariness and cynicism of life to enjoy God's amazing promise of childlike joy! It's time to reclaim that awesome sense of wonder--to experience God's amazing promise of childlike joy.
Ravi Zacharias, 2003
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Opening to God: Childlike Prayers for Adults
The prayers in this collection encourage us to move to a deeper level of intimacy and openness to God, which McCord Adams believes will compel us to bring the pressing problems facing us directly to God.
Marilyn McCord Adams, 2008
8
Whispering in God's Ear: True Stories Inspiring Childlike Faith
This poignant collection of stories offers insight into the lives of favorite authors while giving a glimpse of God’s heart as seen through the eyes of the very young.
Wayne Holmes, 2010
9
Hail to the King/Childlike Faith/from Glory to Glory: Poetry ...
Forty-eight God-inspired evangelical poems.
Bonnie Matthews, 2012
10
Think naked: childlike brilliance in the rough adult world
The exercises in this book help unlock the spirit of childhood genius and attack fear--the main enemy of one's childlike mental agility.
Marco Marsan, Peter Lloyd, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHILDLIKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term childlike is used in the context of the following news items.
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This Week's Best New Music
I remember when she first showed up, seven or so years ago, she noted Justin Timberlake as an influence on her twitchy, childlike pop. «Vulture, Jul 15»
2
Mariela Sancari: why I tracked down and photographed my dead …
“My memories of him are very childlike. I've built a shrine.” 'From the series Moisés © Mariela Sancari, courtesy La Fabrica · Facebook Twitter ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Austin: My Time in Texas' Liberal Haven
The trucks, the buildings and the people all towered over me, but it was excitement rather than consternate that filled my now childlike frame. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
When mascots attack: Adrien Brody's panda loses it in 'The Mascot'
And he's goes childlike as a 40-year-old man who remains like a child in Stephan Tempier's Boredom. Says Spacey, who starred in three short ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
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Justin Bieber Goes Bottomless In Naked Photo
“Look,” you can almost hear him shout with childlike glee. His hair is tousled after skinny-dipping, perhaps, and the sun catches all the right ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»
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NSW State of Origin star Aaron Woods: the mummy's boy with a …
A childlike admission from a gentle giant, the Leichhardt of Woods's youth is fading fast. “Nan bought this place for $5,000,” he says as he ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
the kid within the veteran 250-gamer
He has played 249 AFL games with childlike love. He likes getting a kick. He likes hanging out with mates. He knows five goals is the most he ... «The Age, Jul 15»
8
Toddler murder: Gran, mom to be indicted
A curator's report presented to the Road Accident Fund in 2004 stated that Ishwarlal displayed childlike tendencies, saying that her speech was ... «News24, Jul 15»
9
Jon Hamm, director Pierre Coffin talk 'Minions' takeover
Janet Healy, a producer on the new film, thinks some of the Minions' popularity is due to them being “subversive, childlike, sincere, expressive ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
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London's great shopkeepers: Patricia Michelson of La Fromagerie
La Fromagerie still retains some of that childlike awe towards food. Wander in and you'll feel your shoulders drop and your nostrils come alive. «Evening Standard, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Childlike [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/childlike>. Jan 2020 ».
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