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in·fan·tile

 (ĭn′fən-tīl′, -tĭl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to infants or infancy.
2. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; childish: infantile behavior; an infantile remark. See Synonyms at young.

[Middle English infantil, from Latin īnfantīlis, from īnfāns, īnfant-, infant; see infant.]

infantile

(ˈɪnfənˌtaɪl)
adj
1. like a child in action or behaviour; childishly immature; puerile
2. of, relating to, or characteristic of infants or infancy
3. in an early stage of development
infantility n

in•fan•tile

(ˈɪn fənˌtaɪl, -tɪl)

adj.
1. characteristic of or befitting an infant; babyish; childish.
2. of or pertaining to infants or infancy.
[1690–1700; < Latin infantīlis; see infant, -ile2]
in`fan•til′i•ty (-ˈtɪl ɪ ti) n.
syn: See childish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.infantile - indicating a lack of maturity; "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"
2.infantile - of or relating to infants or infancy; "infantile paralysis"
3.infantile - being or befitting or characteristic of an infant; "infantile games"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"

infantile

adjective childish, immature, puerile, babyish, young, weak This kind of humour is infantile and boring.
developed, adult, mature

infantile

adjective
1. Of or like a baby:
2. Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity:
Translations
אינפנטיליילדותי
infantilis

infantile

[ˈɪnfəntaɪl]
A. ADJinfantil (also Med)
don't be so infantile!¡no seas niño!
B. CPD infantile paralysis Nparálisis f inv infantil

infantile

[ˈɪnfəntaɪl] adj (= childish) → infantileinfant mortality nmortalité f infantile

infantile

adj
(= childish)kindisch, infantil
(Med) → Kinder-

infantile

[ˈɪnfənˌtaɪl] adjinfantile

in·fan·tile

a. infantil, pueril;
___ acropustulosisacropustulosis ___;
___ autismautismo ___;
___ eczemaeczema ___;
___ hypothyroidismhipotiroidismo ___;
___ osteomalaciaosteomalacia ___;
___ paralysisparálisis ___;
___ purulent conjunctivitisconjuntivitis purulenta ___;
___ scurvyescorbuto ___;
___ spinal muscular atrophyatrofia muscular ___ de la espina dorsal.

infantile

adj infantil, relativo a los bebés
References in classic literature ?
Hold me up, Jo, for upon my life it's one too many for me," returned Laurie, regarding the infants with the air of a big, benevolent Newfoundland looking at a pair of infantile kittens.
Her hands were clasped before her in prayer, but instead of looking upward toward that power which alone could rescue them, her unconscious looks wandered to the countenance of Duncan with infantile dependency.
Or, supposing him asleep, how infantile a quietude of conscience, and what wholesome order in the gastric region, are betokened by slumber so entirely undisturbed with starts, cramp, twitches, muttered dreamtalk, trumpet-blasts through the nasal organ, or any slightest irregularity of breath
Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
The Excelsior Soap Company paid a very small return of any kind to its infantile agents, who were scattered through the state, but it inflamed their imaginations by the issue of circulars with highly colored pictures of the premiums to be awarded for the sale of a certain number of cakes.
She was at that time a charming young lady of eighteen; infantile in manners, though possessed of keen wit, keen feelings, and a keen temper, too, if irritated.
With her small head, little ears, pretty lips, and roguish eye, she, being a very large creature, presented an immensity of half womanly, half infantile loveliness which smote even grave men with a desire to clasp her in their arms and kiss her.
But the little sultana soon tired of this infantile illusion, whereupon Erik altered his invention into a "torture-chamber.
He was a slightly ragged man, who spat skillfully between his shoes and possessed a great fund of bland and infantile assurance.
It was a pale, bright-eyed countenance, certainly not more than six years old, but sorrow, fear, and want had destroyed much of its infantile expression.
You may understand a lot about running contraband and about the minds of a certain class of people, but as to Rose's mind let me tell you that in comparison with hers yours is absolutely infantile, my adventurous friend.
She had in fact had a glimpse of the Venetian world in its gossiping, home-keeping, parsimonious, professional walks; for I observed for the first time that she had acquired by contact something of the trick of the familiar, soft-sounding, almost infantile speech of the place.