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[in-fuh n-tahyn, -tin] /ˈɪn fənˌtaɪn, -tɪn/
Origin of infantine
1595-1605; infant + -ine1, modeled on Middle French enfantin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And thereupon followed one of those maternal and infantine duets, which appear such hopeless jargon to the masculine mind.

    Doctor Luttrell's First Patient Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Lucy had not liked Ratia so little since the days of her infantine tyranny.

    Hopes and Fears Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The idea is an infantine one, possible of entertainment only in the initial state of human knowledge.

    A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh
  • Okiok was gazing at him, however, with an air of the most infantine simplicity and deference.

    Red Rooney R.M. Ballantyne
  • The language lost something of that infantine sweetness which had characterised it.

  • But listen and I'll expound in words suitable to your infantine understanding.

    Commander Lawless V.C. Rolf Bennett
  • The universal inquiry was, during the evening, 'Have you seen Mrs. W.'s infantine back?

  • She wore a serene, infantine face, the picture of unobtrusive modesty.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • I tossed back my ringlets with an infantine shake of the head, and sat as if unconscious of my triumph.

    The Heroine Eaton Stannard Barrett
  • Such wishing was infantine, and fit only for a weak woman, such as the Marchioness.

    Marion Fay Anthony Trollope

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