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- 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.