What does infantile mean?

Definitions for infantileˈɪn fənˌtaɪl, -tɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word infantile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. childish, infantile(adj)

    indicating a lack of maturity

    "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"

  2. infantile(adj)

    of or relating to infants or infancy

    "infantile paralysis"

  3. infantile(adj)

    being or befitting or characteristic of an infant

    "infantile games"


  1. infantile(Adjective)

    Pertaining to infants.

  2. infantile(Adjective)

    Childish; immature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infantile(adj)

    of or pertaining to infancy, or to an infant; similar to, or characteristic of, an infant; childish; as, infantile behavior

  2. Origin: [L. infantilis: cf. F. infantile. See Infant.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infantile in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infantile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J.G. Ballard:

    Sleep is an eight-hour peep show of infantile erotica.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

  3. Voltaire:

    It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge

  4. Fritz Perls:

    To mature means to take responsibility for your life, to be on your own. Psychoanalysis fosters the infantile state by considering that the past is responsible for the illness.

  5. Joseph de Maistre:

    Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.

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