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in·fan·til·ism

 (ĭn′fən-tl-ĭz′əm, ĭn-făn′tl-)
n.
1. A state of arrested development in an adult, characterized by retention of infantile mentality, accompanied by stunted growth and sexual immaturity, and often by dwarfism.
2.
a. Marked immaturity, as in behavior or character: "infantilism, which is the subtext of so much American cinema and culture" (John Simon).
b. An infantile act or remark.

infantilism

(ɪnˈfæntɪˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Psychology) psychol
a. a condition in which an older child or adult is mentally or physically undeveloped
b. isolated instances of infantile behaviour in mature persons
2. childish speech; baby talk

in•fan•ti•lism

(ˈɪn fən tlˌɪz əm, -taɪˌlɪz-, ɪnˈfæn tlˌɪz əm)

n.
1. the persistence in an adult of markedly childish anatomical, physiological, or psychological characteristics.
2. an infantile act, trait, etc.

infantilism

the condition of one who is not a child acting abnormally childlike. — infantility, n.infantilistic, adj.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infantilism - an abnormal condition in which an older child or adult retains infantile characteristics
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
ateleiosis, ateliosis - a form of infantilism characterized by physical underdevelopment but normal intelligence
2.infantilism - infantile behavior in mature persons
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
Translations

infantilism

[ɪnˈfæntɪˌlɪzəm] Ninfantilismo m

in·fan·ti·lism

n. infantilismo, manifestación de características infantiles en la edad adulta.
Inmadurez extrema.