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Infantile definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IN'FANTILE, a. [L. infantilis.] Pertaining to infancy, or to an infant; pertaining to the first period of life.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: indicating a lack of maturity; "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior" [syn: childish, infantile]
2: of or relating to infants or infancy; "infantile paralysis"
3: being or befitting or characteristic of an infant; "infantile games"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1696 1. of or relating to infants or infancy 2. suitable to or characteristic of an infant; especially very immature <infantile humor> infantility noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 a like or characteristic of a child. b childish, immature (infantile humour). 2 in its infancy. Phrases and idioms: infantile paralysis poliomyelitis. Derivatives: infantility n. (pl. -ies). Etymology: F infantile or L infantilis (as INFANT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Infantile In"fan*tile (?; 277), a. [L. infantilis: cf. F. infantile. See Infant.] Of or pertaining to infancy, or to an infant; similar to, or characteristic of, an infant; childish; as, infantile behavior.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Infantile behaviour or illnesses are typical of very young children. (FORMAL) ...infantile aggression. ADJ: ADJ n 2. If you accuse someone or something of being infantile, you think that they are foolish and childish. This kind of humour is infantile and boring. = childish ADJ [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a.; (also infantine) 1. Childish, young, tender. 2. Childish, babyish, weak. 3. Childlike, babylike.

Moby Thesaurus

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