Definition of babyish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbeɪbɪɪʃ/


Typical of or suitable for a baby; childish: he pursed his mouth into a babyish pout
More example sentences
  • The other was short, and scrawny, with a babyish pout and white blonde hair.
  • But as his talk became clearer, his parents found that he was asking them for the names of the cars he saw and began saying Ambassador and Fiat in his own babyish voice.
  • Even when speaking, they do not say anything clever and many of them have a terrible, squeaky voice which foreigners think is babyish and unattractive.
childish, immature, infantile, juvenile, puerile, adolescent, silly, foolish, inane, jejune, naive



Example sentences
  • Another ad, in the same series, depicts a man talking babyishly to his son.
  • And then she added babyishly, ‘You can't make me.’
  • Leonard pushed the rattle with his mitten and gurgled very babyishly for Mother, desperate not to be put to bed.


Example sentences
  • We can become enraged at schoolchildren who want to hold onto their babyishness, in much the same way as we are infuriated by prolonged breastfeeding.
  • When you look back at the common sense and progressiveness of arguments against American intervention in Vietnam, Chile and the like, you can't help but be struck by the sheer befuddled babyishness of the apologists.
  • Girls are treated gently and sweetly because of their assumed (or rather, socially expected) babyishness and vulnerability.

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