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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of infantilize.


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  • I am 29, but due to my behavior, I get treated like a teenager (in short, infantilized). what's new online!

  • He says the NGO presence has permanently " infantilized " the country, creating a vicious cycle: The government lacks the money — and historically, the inclination — to provide social services.

    Aid Spawns Backlash in Haiti

  • Wall Street Journal that the NGO community has "infantilized" the country and usurped responsibilities better left to the Haitian government. Top Stories

  • And even if she is right that many readers "don't care" about the matters of technique and style she says critics often "overvalue," does this mean critics should abandon more purely literary standards for the vague and untroubled standards she attributes to her infantilized common readers?

    Style in Fiction

  • And so it happened that the American branch of the comics medium, going through a difficult but promising adolescence, was marched straight back to its childhood room, sedated and infantilized.

    Douglas Wolk: How Comics Became Literature for Adults

  • The two-party system has created a naive duality that has effectively infantilized political discourse in this country.

    How not to recall a Portland mayor (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • You need look no further than "ET - The Extra-Terrestrial" to see an example of how the frightening prospect of the alien from outer space -- depicted as monstrous in a series of movies from the 1950s through the 1980s -- had now been dealt with far more satisfyingly, by being infantilized.

    Harry Shearer: Don't Demonize Political Opponents, Infantilize Them

  • Producer (and Okkervil River frontman) Will Sheff works hard to ensure that Erickson, whose struggles with mental illness intensified in the years since he left Rusk, doesn't befall the same fate as, say, Daniel Johnston, the similarly troubled singer-songwriter adopted, and subsequently infantilized, by well-meaning hipster musicians.

    Album review: Roky Erickson with Okkervil River's 'True Love Cast Out All Evil'

  • In The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan explodes the myth of domestic contentment, which she argued had infantilized women, "burying them alive" in their suburban homes as if in a "concentration camp."

    "Betty Friedan, Feminism, and Jewish Identity", from Joyce Antler, The Journey Home...

  • The article featured the research of one Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, a developmental psychologist who coined the term "emerging adulthood" to explain these puzzling, infantilized adults.

    Anya Kamenetz: What's Up With Twentysomethings? In a Word, Economics


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