[in-fuh n-tahyl, -til]
Origin of infantile
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1. puerile, immature, weak.
1. See childish.
1. adult, mature.
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Examples from the Web for infantility
You will find primitive people, especially, very much bound to their infantility.
- like a child in action or behaviour; childishly immature; puerile
- of, relating to, or characteristic of infants or infancy
- in an early stage of development
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Word Origin and History for infantility
mid-15c., "pertaining to infants," from Latin infantilis "pertaining to an infant," from infans (see infant). Sense of "infant-like" is from 1772.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to infants or infancy.
- Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; extremely childish.
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