Definitions for: Puerile


[adj] displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
[adj] of or characteristic of a child; "puerile breathing"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pu"er*ile, a. [L. puerilis, fr. puer a child, a boy:
cf. F. pu['e]ril.]
Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.

The French have been notorious through generations for
their puerile affectation of Roman forms, models, and
historic precedents. --De Quincey.

Syn: Youthful; boyish; juvenile; childish; trifling; weak.
See Youthful.

Synonyms: adolescent, immature, jejune, juvenile

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