Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a baby, or something associated with a baby.

Etymologies

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baby +‎ -like

Examples

  • Chihuahuas are also very stubborn and the "human" or babylike manner in the way many are treated by their owners just exacerbates this problem.

    Pets

  • Youth hit the streets with fashions that offer an overt assertion of babylike and childlike cuteness.

    Shock of Gray

  • Having been a preemie myself, I have to say that even my one-pound-thirteen-ounces self looked healthier and more babylike than this thing even when I was all hooked up to machines in what passed for an incubator back in the 1970s.

    Regretsy – Premature Abomination

  • If more people were more grown-up and less babylike, we could have cushioned the hurt we now face, but no, everyone had to have his induhvidual freedom in the form of a cul de sac house and a strip of pavement from everywhere to everywhere and no tax dollars for mass transit.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » 1.4 Billion

  • Chihuahuas are also very stubborn and the "human" or babylike manner in the way many are treated by their owners just exacerbates this problem.

    December 2009

  • If more people were more grown-up and less babylike, we could have cushioned the hurt we now face, but no, everyone had to have his induhvidual freedom in the form of a cul de sac house and a strip of pavement from everywhere to everywhere and no tax dollars for mass transit.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » 1.4 Billion

  • He was sandy-haired, heavy, with a face made babylike from soft fat.

    Mercy Falls

  • Apart from emphasizing feminine, neotonous babylike features a peak shift in the masculine/feminine facial features domain notice how the skin tones are exaggerated to produce an unrealistic and absurd ‘healthy’ pink flush.

    The Cognitive Science of Art: Ramachandran's 10 Principles of Art, Principles 1-3

  • He was sandy-haired, heavy, with a face made babylike from soft fat.

    Mercy Falls

  • It would be the easiest folly in the world to fall in love with her: there is such a sweet babylike roundness about her face and figure; the delicate dark rings of hair lie so charmingly about her ears and neck; her great dark eyes with their long eye-lashes touch one so strangely, as if an imprisoned frisky sprite looked out of them.

    Adam Bede

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