In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(childish)(humor/behavior) pueril(humor/behavior) infantil
- It's a terrible, infantile longing for really childish flavours.
- They stretched juvenile situations until they were infantile.
- He was infantile, narcissistic, driven, unreasonable and, at times, brilliantly irrational.
- And if that sounds like the politics of the playground, it's made all the more infantile because in many ways Cuba has plenty of things that America would dearly love and needs.
- There is Pricey, an infantile young woman who cares for her rag doll child as if it was alive.
- The criticism traditionally heaped upon science fiction and fantasy - that they are infantile and escapist genres - has always been fairly risible.
- The tragic end that awaits these characters is the result of an infantile lack of communication, which thrives in the high school environment of exaggeration and gossip.
- In response to one writer, I don't think profanity ‘showcases his infantile vocabulary.’
- It is curious, and probably mildly infantile, that we find the notion of people with opinions so alarming, particularly as other countries appear to manage perfectly well with them.
- These films are derivative, infantile and suffused with a culture of complaint and delusions of suburban grandeur; and, strangely dated.
- We are the laughing stock of Europe with our ridiculously high prices for everything and our stupid infantile government.
- These beauties spend their time exchanging infantile jokes suitable for the playground.
- But theirs is not the only movement with infantile fantasies.
- Perhaps it's because the present makes those old visions of the future look infantile and silly.
- Alternatively, he may just be a weird and infantile man who keeps a diary.
- From this recent example one can see Beijing's infantile, ridiculous and thuggish attitude.
- Whenever it's time to jack up the joke factor, they become loud, piggish, and infantile.
- Now I realise that it's been there all along, with its stupid, slobbering tongue and its vacuous, infantile grin.
- If so, ‘sadly one would have to conclude that the masses are not yet mature enough to give up their infantile fantasies.’
- Better a cheap and infantile joke than no joke at all, or so I thought.
- The staff that was there, we were all crying and we checked the babies out because we're all certified in infantile first aid and CPR.
- There is no evidence that simethicone works for infantile colic.
- The crossover design is unlikely to provide valid evidence because infantile colic is an unstable condition, and the effects of dicyclomine may continue even after a washout period.
- There are plenty of bright shiny colors to keep baby's infantile brain firing on all ten billion synapses until the juice box kicks in.
- Curves of this magnitude usually have an infantile or juvenile onset rather than an adolescent onset.
- An association between infantile colic and later development of asthma or allergic disease has not been shown.
- The classification as infantile or juvenile forms depends on the amount of renal disease present.
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