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childlike

child·like

childlike

 
pronunciation:
chaIld laIk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: like or appropriate to a child, esp. in simplicity, openness, or innocence.
Their childlike devotion touched us.
similar words:
childish, puerile, young
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.