What does puerile mean?

Definitions for puerileˈpyu ər ɪl, -əˌraɪl, ˈpyʊər ɪl, -aɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word puerile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. puerile(adj)

    of or characteristic of a child

    "puerile breathing"

  2. adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile(adj)

    displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

    "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"


  1. puerile(Adjective)

    Characteristic of, or pertaining to, a boy or boys; confer: puellile.

  2. puerile(Adjective)

    Childish; trifling; silly.

  3. Origin: From puerilis, from puer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puerile(adj)

    boyish; childish; trifling; silly

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puerile

    pū′ėr-īl, adj. pertaining to children: childish: trifling: silly.—adv. Pū′erilely.—ns. Pū′erileness, Pūeril′ity, quality of being puerile: that which is puerile: a childish expression. [Fr. puéril—L. puerilispuer, a child.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puerile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puerile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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