- (Of an adult) having the good qualities, such as innocence, associated with a child: she speaks with a childlike directnessMore example sentences
innocent, artless, guileless, simple, unworldly, unsophisticated, green, inexperienced, naive, ingenuous, trusting, trustful, unsuspicious, unwary, unguarded, credulous, gullible, easily taken in; unaffected, without airs, open, frank, uninhibited, natural, spontaneous, down-to-earth• informal wet behind the ears
- You have a childlike and innocent quality, which is endearing in meaningful relationships.
- The best grown-up ideas come from being silly, from dreaming, from being a childlike adult.
- The man comes across as childlike and innocent, but also as his own biggest fan.