Infantilism Definition

ĭnfən-tl-ĭzəm, ĭn-făntl-

Any abnormal state in which childish behavior or childlike traits persist into adult life: marked by intellectual disability and stunted growth and by failure to mature sexually.

Webster's New World
Immature or childish behavior.
Webster's New World
An infantile act or remark.
American Heritage
A condition in which one desires to act or be treated like a baby, sometimes associated with a paraphilia.
American Heritage Medicine

An emotional dependency on being treated as an infant.


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