Foolish vs Childlike - What's the difference?
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Foolish is a related term of childlike.
As adjectives the difference between foolish and childlike
is that foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while childlike
is innocent and trustful; credulous; artless.
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
innocent and trustful; credulous; artless
of, like, or suitable for a child
* 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.
* See also