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Definitions of babyish

  1. Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple.
  2. Like a baby; childish.

Usage examples for babyish

  1. I look in the glass, and see the same face,- Eleanor Hamlin, almost nineteen, with the same bow shaped eyebrows, and the same double ridge leading up from her nose to her mouth, making her look still very babyish. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  2. Silently they began to draw on their stockings and shoes, and though determined they wouldn't do anything so babyish as to cry, yet it was no easy matter to keep the tears back. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  3. I wish I could speak quite right, Bess says it's so babyish. – Nurse Heatherdale's Story by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  4. Many times Pierrot and the dead princess mother had told her that- how on the night she had come into the world the crash of thunder and the flare of lightning had made the hours an inferno, how the streams had burst over their banks and the stems of ten thousand forest trees had snapped in its fury- and the beat of the deluge on their cabin roof had drowned the sound of her mother's pain, and of her own first babyish cries. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  5. " Oh, I don't mind," Bettina said, " if you like such babyish songs." – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  6. Just as they reached the edge of the group which had closed in about the three arrivals, Marjorie's searching eyes spied a small, flaxen- haired young woman with wide- opened blue eyes and a babyish expression, coming toward her. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  7. But a merry little couple were Gerdy and Constant, nine and eight years old, always together, adoring each other, good little flaxen- haired kiddies that they were: very babyish for their age, blending their resemblance to Papa and Mamma into one soft mixture of pink and white and gold, almost like a coloured picture, and seeming a couple of idyllic little figures by the side of the rough, sturdy elder brothers. – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  8. It is considered " babyish," however, to resort to this unless there is some very good reason. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  9. It was very babyish and undignified; but, after all, no assumption of womanliness would have helped me so much. – Esther A Book for Girls by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  10. As I take all that into my own hands I'll answer for it that everything shall be of the best kind; especially if you are not babyish, and give in pleasantly to our ideas." – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  11. Well, she will certainly look younger; she has such a little, fresh, babyish rose- bud of a face. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  12. Hitherto it might have been all babyish love- making between Reginald and Matty. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  13. Two or three years later these games are apt to seem " babyish" to a child and to lose interest for him. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  14. You cry quite too easily; it is entirely too babyish for a girl of your age; you must quit it. – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  15. And through her babyish brain there ran misty, dreamy ideas of something she would do to make " them" all sorry- she would go away somewhere " far, far," and never come back again. – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  16. He had, as had I, been utterly inefficient, helpless, babyish, and cowardly- yet the odds against us had seemed overwhelming. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  17. Betty was still excited, but more grave, even harassed- a look that sat rather pitiful on her babyish face. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  18. The poor worn old man who lay dead on the bed with that look of mute agony on his features- was my first papa: the papa in the loose white linen coat: the one I remembered with childlike love and trustfulness in my earliest babyish Australian recollections! – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
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