from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Childlike.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Like a child; childlike; acquired or learned when a child.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having the character of a child; belonging, or appropriate, to a child.
- adverb Like a child.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to a young child;
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective befitting a young child
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So, please, go on telling us about snalis and stop with such childly lack of tolerance toward religious people.
Then when we got our new dining table I bought two oilcloth covers for it - the top one is a childly flowers-and-suns-and-insects pattern, but under it, for semi-special occasions which don't warrant ironing the real table linens, is a blue gingham print oilcloth, lines about 10mm wide.
Because I'm wildly confused by this childly abused, and mildly amused by the help they've refused.
Faith small, world strong; but this evening something like grasping after "the childly life beyond."
"Ah! you have kept much of the childly heart," answered Philippa smiling.
He stopt short suddenly; for Rose's bright childly glance beamed at these words with all its might through his soul.
a childly man, and we youngsters stood aloof and contemplated with awe his white, Merlin beard and tranquil but chilly eyes.
God have pity on his gentle, childly heart, howsoever it be. "