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childlike

child·like

childlike

pronunciation:
chaIld laIk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or like a child; innocent; simple.
My father had a sudden, childlike wish to run and play in the park.
similar words:
childish
derivation: childlikeness (n.)
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The word childlike contains the following part:
-like Old English adjective-forming suffix that means similar to, in the manner of
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The suffix -like attaches primarily to English nouns to form adjectives.