infantile


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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 ?
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.
This lady died, but her lessons were indelibly impressed on the mind of Safie, who sickened at the prospect of again returning to Asia and being immured within the walls of a harem, allowed only to occupy herself with infantile amusements, ill-suited to the temper of her soul, now accustomed to grand ideas and a noble emulation for virtue.
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.
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."
Her rest had never been disturbed by whispers of stolen copes; no critic had elevated his eyebrows at her infantile entomologist.
But the little sultana soon tired of this infantile illusion, whereupon Erik altered his invention into a "torture-chamber." For the architectural motive placed in one corner, he substituted an iron tree.
Into this dimly-lit and dim-featured group May Archer floated like a swan with the sunset on her: she seemed larger, fairer, more voluminously rustling than her husband had ever seen her; and he perceived that the rosiness and rustlingness were the tokens of an extreme and infantile shyness.
I am too grave to minister to his amusements and enter into his infantile sports as a nurse or a mother ought to do, and often his bursts of gleeful merriment trouble and alarm me; I see in them his father's spirit and temperament, and I tremble for the consequences; and too often damp the innocent mirth I ought to share.
Her rosy lips were parted, showing the regular line of snow-white teeth within, and a playful smile played over her infantile features.
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.
He was a slightly ragged man, who spat skillfully between his shoes and possessed a great fund of bland and infantile assurance.