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infantine

[in-fuh n-tahyn, -tin]
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  1. infantile.
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Origin of infantine

1595–1605; infant + -ine1, modeled on Middle French enfantin
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Related Words for infantine

naive, foolish, youthful, childlike, childish, premature, unripe, green, unfledged, baby, babyish, callow, early, emergent, growing, immature, initial, juvenile, kid, newborn

Examples from the Web for infantine

Historical Examples of infantine

  • Lucy had not liked Ratia so little since the days of her infantine tyranny.

    Hopes and Fears

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Okiok was gazing at him, however, with an air of the most infantine simplicity and deference.

    Red Rooney

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • We cannot, of course, convey the slightest idea of the infantine Eskimo lisp.

    Red Rooney

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

  • But listen and I'll expound in words suitable to your infantine understanding.