1. an abnormal condition in which an older child or adult retains infantile characteristics
  2. infantile behavior in mature persons
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How To Use infantilism In A Sentence

  • It shows the creeping infantilism of American pop culture.
  • It returned the club experience, and dancing in particular, to infancy, in fact infantilism.
  • If the Scottish parliament doesn't help Scotland emerge from its infantilism, it will not have been worth the effort.
  • Of course, her love for him is unreciprocated, as he toys with her heart and then leaves her, quickly tiring of her infantilism and naïveté.
  • Over the great band of society where, in 1914, it had been odd and disreputable not to go to church, it was now seen as odd and a form of infantilism to do so.
  • But it might have been a little more questioning of what some would call his innocence and others his infantilism.
  • It is an extension of their infantilism in not wanting to take responsibility for their actions.
  • He loves the rich movement vocabulary and the technical skills, but abhors the coldness and infantilism.
  • That points not to an ideological malice worth worrying about but probably to the harmless political infantilism of a zealous minority of Whitlamites.
  • Brad is being both condescending and obtuse - I have difficulty in seeing any evidence whatsoever of infantilism in the piece that he quotes.
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