babyish
adjective see baby I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Babyish — Ba by*ish, a. Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple. {Ba by*ish*ly}, adv. {Ba by*ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • babyish — (adj.) 1753, from BABY (Cf. baby) (n.) + ISH (Cf. ish). Earlier in same sense was babish (1530s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • babyish — [adj] acting like an infant baby, childish, foolish, immature, infantile, juvenile, kid stuff, puerile, silly, sissy, spoiled; concepts 401,550 Ant. grown up, mature …   New thesaurus

  • babyish — [[t]be͟ɪbiɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Babyish actions, feelings, or looks are like a baby s, or are immature. ...babyish behaviour. ...a fat, babyish face... I m ashamed of the babyish nonsense I write …   English dictionary

  • babyish — ba|by|ish [ beıbiıʃ ] adjective 1. ) appropriate only for a baby or young child, not for an adult or older child: The students found the exercises a little babyish. 2. ) like a baby: her babyish looks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • babyish — UK [ˈbeɪbɪɪʃ] / US adjective 1) showing disapproval suitable only for a baby or young child, not for an adult or older child The students found the exercises rather babyish. 2) like a baby her babyish looks …   English dictionary

  • babyish — adjective Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple. For a young man, he has the most babyish voice Ive heard …   Wiktionary

  • babyish — ba|by|ish [ˈbeıbi ıʃ] adj like a baby or suitable for a baby ▪ The games were a little babyish for nine year olds …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • babyish — adjective like a baby or suitable for a baby: The games were a little babyish for nine year olds …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • babyish — adjective she hated the babyish remarks he would make about her friends Syn: childish, immature, infantile, juvenile, puerile, adolescent Ant: mature …   Thesaurus of popular words

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