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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. puerilis—puer, a child.]
The numerical value of puerile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of puerile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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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