Childlike vs Bairnlike - What's the difference?

childlike | bairnlike |


As adjectives the difference between childlike and bairnlike

is that childlike is innocent and trustful; credulous; artless while bairnlike is (dialect|rare) like a bairn; childlike.

childlike

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • innocent and trustful; credulous; artless
  • of, like, or suitable for a child
  • Quotations

    * 1859 : , Pestalozzi and Pestalozzianism *: And on the other hand, fatherly and childlike feelings in the national spirit, are the sources of all pure national blessings. * 1894 : , Lessings Nathan Der Weise *: He certainly has childlike simplicity, and all the qualities which go to make up a true Christian character.

    Synonyms

    * childish * childly * See also

    Derived terms

    * childlikeness

    References

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    bairnlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (dialect, rare) Like a bairn; childlike.
  • Anagrams

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