Childly Child"ly, adv. Like a child. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

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  • Childly — Child ly, a. Having the character of a child; belonging, or appropriate, to a child. Gower. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • childly — [child′lē] adj. childlike; childish …   English World dictionary

  • childly — adjective Date: before 12th century childlike …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • childly — /chuyld lee/, adj. Rare. childlike; childish. [bef. 900; ME childely, OE cildlic. See CHILD, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • childly — adjective Of or pertaining to a young child; childlike …   Wiktionary

  • childly — adj. childlike adv. in childish manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • childly — child·ly …   English syllables

  • childly — child•ly [[t]ˈtʃaɪld li[/t]] adj. sts childlike • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE cildlīc …   From formal English to slang

  • childly — adjective befitting a young child childlike charm • Syn: ↑childlike • Similar to: ↑young, ↑immature • Derivationally related forms: ↑child …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wont — Wont, n. Custom; habit; use; usage. [1913 Webster] They are . . . to be called out to their military motions, under sky or covert, according to the season, as was the Roman wont. Milton. [1913 Webster] From childly wont and ancient use. Cowper.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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