Definition of Childly

1. Adjective. Befitting a young child. "Childlike charm"

Exact synonyms: Childlike
Similar to: Immature, Young
Derivative terms: Child



Definition of Childly

1. a. Having the character of a child; belonging, or appropriate, to a child.

2. adv. Like a child.

Definition of Childly

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a young child; childlike ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Childly

1. resembling a child [adj -LIER, -LIEST] - See also: child

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Childly

childishnesses
childism
childless
childlessly
childlessness
childlessnesses
childlier
childliest
childlike
childlikeness
childlikenesses
childliness
childlove
childlover
childlovers
childly (current term)
childmind
childminded
childminder
childminders
childminding
childminds
childness
childproof
childproofed
childproofing
childproofs
childraiser
childraisers
childraising

Literary usage of Childly

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1. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"childly, in я child-like manner. В., L., and H. give the word us an adjective ... Then she smiled around right childly, then she gazed around right queenly. ..."

2. Literary News by L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt (1893)
"... besides two collections of the same childly lore, one of "English Fairy Tales," the other of "Celtic Fairy Tales," delightful books, to which the one ..."

3. Literary News by L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt (1892)
"... besides two collections of the same childly lore, one of " English Fairy Tales," the other of "Celtic Fairy Tales," delightful books, to which the one ..."

4. Bibliography of the First Editions in Book Form of the Works of Alfred, Lord by Luther Samuel Livingston (1901)
"He must have written childly wont, and some one who did not understand what it meant must have substituted chilly want as a probable cause of prayer ! ..."

5. The Benefit of Christ's Death by Aonio Paleario, Churchill Babington (1855)
"they taste how sweet the Lord is, and till faith work in them her effects, and that they have so much childly love that it be sufficient to keep them in the ..."

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