- n. chiefly UK alternative spelling of infantilization.
“So the reappearance of the bins is a small victory in the war against infantilisation.”
“I did not want to reinforce the infantilisation stemming from his long years in institutions.”
“After the hysteria, infantilisation and general disproportion that so often surrounded royal events towards the end of the 20th century, a proper sense of perspective about where this wedding stands in the national scheme of things in the 21st would be very welcome and reassuring.”
“Not least the publicist's explanation of the reasoning behind their proud infantilisation project: "Despite most men dreading a trip to the shops, we still attract a high proportion of male customers," she said.”
“The wedding was not a looking-glass event, reflecting the infantilisation of a subject nation.”
“I am not convinced that two decades of league tables, initiatives and the national curriculum have achieved very much at all beyond the demoralisation and infantilisation of the teaching profession.”
“Bray – a witty, elegant writer, with a penchant for mixing allusions to abstruse critical constructs (Kantian noumenon, Baudrillardian simulacra) with laddish phraseology which speaks of salaries somewhat "north of a million pounds" and Albert Finney's "dick-swinging" performance in Tom Jones – is keenly aware that the Bond films have contributed to what he calls "the infantilisation of cinema", but he cannot deny their centrality, and Connery's, to his own sense of self.”
“This, like the euphemism 'pro-choice', is an illustration of the infantilisation of politics, both in the US and the UK.”
“We are left to conclude that the problems of black people in Britain are not inherent in the West Indians or indeed, Africans, themselves; the problems have colonial origins to some extent but perhaps more importantly our culture of victim hood and infantilisation.”
“Few members of the public remotely understand what the educational establishment has been up to for decades - the infantilisation of lessons in the name of egalitarianism.”
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