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

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  • infantile — [ ɛ̃fɑ̃til ] adj. • 1863; « enfantin » 1563; bas lat. infantilis → enfant 1 ♦ Didact. Relatif à la première enfance. Maladies infantiles. Médecine infantile. ⇒ pédiatrie. Mortalité infantile. ♢ D un adulte Dont le développement mental, affectif… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infantile — index jejune (lacking maturity), puerile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • infantile — agg. [dal lat. tardo infantilis, der. di infans antis infante ]. 1. [relativo all infanzia o che è proprio dell infanzia: l età i. ; letteratura i. ] ▶◀ bambinesco, fanciullesco, (lett.) infante. 2. (estens., spreg.) [di atteggiamenti, discorsi e …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • infantile — mid 15c., pertaining to infants, from L. infantilis pertaining to an infant, from infans (see INFANT (Cf. infant)). Sense of infant like is from 1772 …   Etymology dictionary

  • infantile — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or occurring among infants. 2) derogatory childish. DERIVATIVES infantility noun (pl. infantilities) …   English terms dictionary

  • infantile — [in′fən tīl΄, in′fəntil] adj. [L infantilis] 1. of or having to do with infants or infancy 2. like, suitable for, or characteristic of an infant; babyish; childish or childlike; immature 3. in the earliest stage of development …   English World dictionary

  • infantile — in·fan·tì·le agg. AU 1. dell infanzia, tipico dei bambini: malattie infantili, giochi infantili, ingenuità infantile | adatto ai bambini, concepito per i bambini: ospedale infantile | che studia l infanzia: psicologia infantile 2. fig., di… …   Dizionario italiano

  • infantile — [[t]ɪ̱nfəntaɪl[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Infantile behaviour or illnesses are typical of very young children. [FORMAL] ...infantile aggression. ...children with infantile eczema. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you accuse someone or something of being… …   English dictionary

  • infantile — adj. infantile to + inf. (it was infantile to behave like that) * * * [ ɪnfəntaɪl] infantile to + inf. (it was infantile to behave like that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • infantile — 1. Relating to, or characteristic of, infants or infancy. 2. Denoting childish behavior. * * * in·fan·tile in fən .tīl, təl, .tēl, (.)til adj 1) of, relating to, or occurring in infants or infancy <infantile eczema> 2) suitable to or… …   Medical dictionary

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