puerile


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puerile \Pu"er*ile\, a. [L. puerilis, fr. puer a child, a boy:
   cf. F. pu['e]ril.]
   Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.
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         The French have been notorious through generations for
         their puerile affectation of Roman forms, models, and
         historic precedents.                     --De Quincey.
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   Syn: Youthful; boyish; juvenile; childish; trifling; weak.
        See Youthful.
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