Definition of babyishness in English:



  • See babyish

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Girls are treated gently and sweetly because of their assumed (or rather, socially expected) babyishness and vulnerability.’
    • ‘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.’