Origin of infantile
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Examples from the Web for infantile
At one point, Valle offered an apology to anybody who had been “hurt, shocked or offended by my infantile actions.”Why NYPD Couldn’t Cook The ‘Cannibal Cop’
July 2, 2014
It was sweet and funny and self-deprecating, nothing like the infantile behavior she had just displayed.Supermodel Iman Walked Out on Me
November 10, 2010
It's how we project our own catastrophe of infantile adulthood.2009: The Most Impulsive Year Ever
December 18, 2009
No bitterness, but a divine, infantile gaiety attended the departure.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Infantile paradoxy is, however, very different to senile paradoxy.The Sexual Question
It is infantile paralysis, a disease common with delicate children.
It is not infantile paralysis, and he can not yet say what 345 it is.
First that infantile, inexcusable business of the shutters, and now this!The Moon is Green
Fritz Reuter Leiber
- 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
Word Origin and History for infantile
mid-15c., "pertaining to infants," from Latin infantilis "pertaining to an infant," from infans (see infant). Sense of "infant-like" is from 1772.
- Of or relating to infants or infancy.
- Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; extremely childish.