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Infantile meaning

infantile - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. being or befitting or characteristic of an infant; " infantile games"
  2. 2. Of or pertaining to infancy, or to an infant; similar to, or characteristic of, an infant; childish; as, infantile behavior.
  3. 3. Pertaining to infancy or an infant.

infantile - examples of usage

  1. His children had reached maturity, and watched and cheered with tender care his failing hours; and with each revolving morn his numerous grandchildren came with their infantile ways to win the blessing of their ancestor.
  2. I was very soon certain that he was a good son, good brother, good master, and good father because he had still a little son, a young child whose infantile words were often repeated to us, which charmed me all the more because it betrayed his paternal tenderness and showed how much more powerful were his sentiments than his esprit.
  3. Of course " the circus proprietor" had deceived nobody: it was merely childish for Irene to suppose for one single moment that he would; and for her to attempt " a score" of that puerile character was positively infantile.
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