Definitions for puerileˈpyu ər ɪl, -əˌraɪl, ˈpyʊər ɪl, -aɪl
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of or characteristic of a child
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"
Characteristic of, or pertaining to, a boy or boys; confer: puellile.
Childish; trifling; silly.
Origin: From puerilis, from puer.
boyish; childish; trifling; silly
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The truth is that the average schoolmaster, on all the lower levels, is and always must be essentially and next door to an idiot, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation?
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