noun. ['ˈɪnfənsi'] the early stage of growth or development.
- oral stage
- time of life
- oral phase
Words that Rhyme with Infancy
Example sentences of the word infancy
1. Noun, singular or mass
Psychoanalytic theories seek to understand how and why humans think and behave in certain patterns from infancy.
Quotes containing the word infancy
1. Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
- Michel de Montaigne
2. There is something inexpressibly sad in the thought of the children who crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims and the fathers of Jamestown, New Amsterdam, and Boston, and the infancy of those born in the first years of colonial life in this strange new world.
- Alice Morse Earle
3. Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.
- Ezra Taft Benson
noun. ['ˈɪnfənsi'] the earliest state of immaturity.
- legal age