[ in-fuhn-tahyn, -tin ]
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Origin of infantine

1595–1605; infant + -ine1, modeled on Middle French enfantin

Words Nearby infantine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use infantine in a sentence

  • "I don't remember," said the culprit, knitting his brows in infantine thought.

  • His temper was unalterably sweet, and every thought of his breast was laid open to the world with an almost infantine artlessness.

    Camilla | Fanny Burney
  • The bedroom in which Caleb had died was, indeed, long held sacred by infantine superstition.

    Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It took him past the cottage in which the new Avice was born, from whose precincts he had heard her first infantine cry.

    The Well-Beloved | Thomas Hardy
  • And, with an infantine confidence she took his hand, as a child does that of a grown-up person;—so they walked on together.

    Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton