Definition of childliness in US English:

childliness

noun

  • The quality of being childly; childishness, childlikeness.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Julius Hare (1795–1855), author and Church of England clergyman. From childly + -ness, originally after German Kindlichkeit.

Pronunciation

childliness

/ˈtʃʌɪl(d)lɪnɪs/