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From French infantin, variant of enfantin.


infantine (comparative more infantine, superlative most infantine)

  1. Infantile; childish.
    • 1840, Edgar Allan Poe, The Colloquy of Monos and Una:
      Man, because he could not but acknowledge the majesty of Nature, fell into childish exultation at his acquired and still-increasing dominion over her elements. Even while he stalked a God in his own fancy, an infantine imbecility came over him.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 23, in Vanity Fair:
      I saw Peggy with the infantine procession at her tail, marching with great dignity towards the stall of a neighbouring lollipop-woman.