like a child, as in innocence, frankness, etc.; befitting a child: childlike trust.

1580–90; child + -like

childlikeness, noun
unchildlike, adjective

childish, childlike (see synonym study at childish).

young, ingenuous, simple, guileless, trusting, innocent. See childish.

sophisticated, adult. Unabridged
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childlike (ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk)
Compare childish like or befitting a child, as in being innocent, trustful, etc

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Word Origin & History

1586, "proper to a child," from child + like. Meaning "like a child" in a good sense (distinguished from childish) is from 1725.
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Example sentences for childlike
She is mature beyond her years, but she still clings to childlike practices.
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