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  • 121infantile — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. childish, puerile, immature. See youth. Ant., mature, adult. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. babyish, childlike, juvenile; see childish 1 , naive . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. babyish, childish,… …

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  • 122Infant — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Infant >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 infant infant babe baby babe in arms Sgm: N 1 nurseling nurseling suckling yearling weanling Sgm: N 1 papoose papoose bambino Sgm …

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  • 123Imbecility — (Roget s Thesaurus) Folly. < N PARAG:Imbecility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 want of intelligence want of intelligence &c. 498 want of intellect &c. 450 Sgm: N 1 shadowness shadowness silliness foolishness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 imbecility… …

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  • 124Feebleness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Feebleness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 feebleness feebleness &c. >Adj. PARAG:Feebleness >Adj GRP: Adj 1 Sgm: Adj 1 feeble feeble bald tame meager jejune vapid trashy …

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  • 125Unimportance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unimportance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unimportance unimportance insignificance nothingness immateriality GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 triviality triviality levity frivolity Sgm: N 2 paltriness paltriness …

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  • 126pusillanimous — [16] Pusillanimous means etymologically ‘tiny spirited’. It comes from late Latin pūsillanimis, a compound adjective formed from pūsillus ‘very small or weak’ (a descendant of the same base as produced Latin puer ‘child, boy’, source of English… …

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  • 127enfant — Enfant, comm. gen. acut. Vient de ce mot Latin Infans. Mais le François dilate plus avant ce mot, que le Latin dont il le prend, car il l usurpe aussi pour l aage, auquel parvenu le parler luy est aisé. Et encores en use tant au singulier qu au… …

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  • 128pusillanimous — [16] Pusillanimous means etymologically ‘tiny spirited’. It comes from late Latin pūsillanimis, a compound adjective formed from pūsillus ‘very small or weak’ (a descendant of the same base as produced Latin puer ‘child, boy’, source of English… …

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  • 129young — [yuŋ] adj. younger [yuŋ′gər] youngest [yuŋ′gəst] [ME yonge < OE geong, akin to Ger & Du jung < IE * yuwen > L juvenis, Sans yuvan , young] 1. being in an early period of life or growth; not old 2. characteristic of youth in quality,… …

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  • 130puerility — noun 1. the state of a child between infancy and adolescence • Syn: ↑childhood • Derivationally related forms: ↑puerile, ↑child (for: ↑childhood) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 131Babyish — Ba by*ish, a. Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple. {Ba by*ish*ly}, adv. {Ba by*ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 132Babyishly — Babyish Ba by*ish, a. Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple. {Ba by*ish*ly}, adv. {Ba by*ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 133Babyishness — Babyish Ba by*ish, a. Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple. {Ba by*ish*ly}, adv. {Ba by*ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 134Boyish — Boy ish, a. Resembling a boy in a manners or opinions; belonging to a boy; childish; trifling; puerile. [1913 Webster] A boyish, odd conceit. Baillie. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 135Childish — Child ish (ch[imac]ld [i^]sh), a. 1. Of, pertaining to, befitting, or resembling, a child. Childish innocence. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Puerile; trifling; weak. [1913 Webster] Methinks that simplicity in her countenance is rather childish than …

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  • 136Page — (p[=a]j), n. [F., fr. It. paggio, LL. pagius, fr. Gr. paidi on, dim. of pai^s, paido s, a boy, servant; perh. akin to L. puer. Cf. {Pedagogue}, {Puerile}.] 1. A serving boy; formerly, a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at… …

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  • 137Puerilely — Pu er*ile*ly, adv. In a puerile manner; childishly. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 138Puerileness — Pu er*ile*ness, n. The quality of being puerile; puerility. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 139Pusillanimous — Pu sil*lan i*mous, a. [L. pusillanimis; pusillus very little (dim. of pusus a little boy; cf. puer a boy, E. puerile) + animus the mind: cf. F. pusillanime. See {Animosity}.] 1. Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness of mind; of …

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  • 140Virile — Vi rile (?; 277), a. [L. virilis, fr. vir a man; akin to AS. wer: cf. F. viril. See {Werewolf}, {World}, and cf. {Decemvir}, {Virago}, {Virtue}.] Having the nature, properties, or qualities, of an adult man; characteristic of developed manhood;… …

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