What does the word infantile mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to infants. infantine.

Usage examples for infantile

  1. I don't think so, answered Cotton, with a slightly puzzled air; and then added, with an infantile attempt at humor, for which I longed to choke him: I'm not a natural historian, but Ormesby ought to know. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  2. They had had too little of each other's undivided society in the three crowded years that had witnessed the arrival of the twins and baby Mary, there had been infantile illnesses, Mary's own health had been poor, Mamma had been with them, nurses had been with them, doctors had been constantly coming and going, nothing had been normal. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris