babyish


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ba·by

 (bā′bē)
n. pl. ba·bies
1.
a. A very young child; an infant.
b. An unborn child; a fetus.
c. The youngest member of a family or group.
d. A very young animal.
2. An adult or young person who behaves in an infantile way.
3. Informal
a. A lover or sweetheart.
b. Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
4. Slang An object of personal concern or interest: Keeping the boat in good repair is your baby.
adj. bab·i·er, bab·i·est
1. Of or having to do with a baby.
2. Infantile or childish.
3. Small in comparison with others of the same kind: baby vegetables.
tr.v. ba·bied, ba·by·ing, ba·bies
To pamper like a baby; coddle. See Synonyms at pamper.

[Middle English : babe, babe; see babe + -y, diminutive suffix.]

ba′by·hood′ n.
ba′by·ish adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.babyish - characteristic of a babybabyish - characteristic of a baby; "babyish tears and petulance"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"

babyish

adjective childish, young, simple, soft (informal), silly, spoiled, juvenile, foolish, immature, boyish or girlish, infantile, sissy, puerile, namby-pamby, baby I'm ashamed of the babyish nonsense I write.
adult, mature, grown-up, of age

babyish

adjective
1. Of or like a baby:
2. Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity:
Translations
صِبْياني
dětinskýdětský
babyagtigbarnlig
barnalegur
bebeksiçocukça

babyish

[ˈbeɪbɪɪʃ] ADJinfantil

babyish

[ˈbeɪbiɪʃ] adj [person, child] → enfantin(e); [behaviour] → enfantin(e), de bébé after n
She's very babyish → Elle est très enfantine., Elle est très bébé.
Don't do that. It's babyish → Ne fais pas ça. C'est enfantin.baby lotion ncrème f hydratante pour bébébaby milk n (powdered)lait m maternisé, lait m infantilebaby-minder [ˈbeɪbimaɪndər] nnourrice fbaby monitor ninterphone m de surveillancebaby oil nhuile f d'amandes doucesbaby seat n (in car)siège m bébébaby sister npetite sœur f

babyish

adjkindisch

babyish

[ˈbeɪbɪɪʃ] adjpuerile, infantile

baby

(ˈbeibi) plural ˈbabies noun
1. a very young child. Some babies cry during the night; (also adjective) a baby boy.
2. (especially American, often babe) a girl or young woman.
ˈbabyish adjective
like a baby; not mature. a babyish child that cries every day at school.
baby buggy/carriage
(American) a pram.
baby grand
a small grand piano.
ˈbaby-sit verb
to remain in a house to look after a child while its parents are out. She baby-sits for her friends every Saturday.
ˈbaby-sitter noun
ˈbaby-sitting noun
References in classic literature ?
He means himself," said the Sphere: "have you not noticed before now, that babies and babyish people who cannot distinguish themselves from the world, speak of themselves in the Third Person?
Why, said Stubb, eyeing the velvet vest and the watch and seals, you may as well begin by telling him that he looks a sort of babyish to me, though I don't pretend to be a judge.
drawled the dragonette; "it seems to me very babyish.
It seems so babyish for me to be going to night school.
He invented what he called a "little language," using all sorts of quaint and babyish words and strange strings of capital letters, M.
Before she left home, she thought her new white muslin dress, with its fresh blue ribbons, the most elegant and proper costume she could have; but now, when she saw Fanny's pink silk, with a white tarlatan tunic, and innumerable puffings, bows, and streamers, her own simple little toilet lost all its charms in her eyes, and looked very babyish and old-fashioned.
Even when the sun shines brilliantly, it seldom touches the grand piano in the recess, or the folio music-books on the stand, or the book-shelves on the wall, or the unfinished picture of a blooming schoolgirl hanging over the chimneypiece; her flowing brown hair tied with a blue riband, and her beauty remarkable for a quite childish, almost babyish, touch of saucy discontent, comically conscious of itself.
Bruno, the big actor, was so babyish that it was easy to send him off in brute sulks, banging the door.
405-408) `How were you able, you crafty rogue, to flay two cows, new-born and babyish as you are?
He will be twice the horse next year - he is still very babyish," added Fehily, who lost an iron momentarily as Summerville Boy stuttered over the last to give Kalashnikov a glimmer of hope in what had looked a vain chase up the straight.
Chloe Sevigny This gingham romper looks too babyish on the star - it's like she's dressed in children's clothes.
He's a little bit lazy and a little bit babyish, that's why we felt it would be important to bring him here.