- Characteristic of, or pertaining to, a boy or boys; confer: puellile.
- childish, Childish; trifling; silly.
- The French have been notorious through generations for their affectation of Roman forms, models, and historic precedents. -De Quincey.
- 1927. "From the table he had received the gout; from the alcove a tendency to convulsions; from the grandeeship a pride so vast and puerile that he seldom heard anything that was said to him and talked to the ceiling in a perpetual monologue; from the exile, oceans of boredom, a boredom so persuasive that it was like pain,—he woke up with it and spent the day with it, and it sat by his bed all night watching his sleep." w:Thornton Wilder, Thornton Wilder, '''w:The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, p. 79
Etymology: From puerilis, pueriliÄs 'childish', from puer a child, a boy.
- French: puéril
- Italian: puerile
- Italian, puerile, infantile
- Spanish: pueril ,
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