puerile

[pyoo-er-il, -uh-rahyl, pyoor-il, -ahyl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a child or to childhood.
2.
childishly foolish; immature or trivial: a puerile piece of writing.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin puerīlis boyish, equivalent to puer boy + -īlis -ile

puerilely, adverb
nonpuerile, adjective
nonpuerilely, adverb


1. youthful, juvenile. 2. juvenile, silly.
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puerile (ˈpjʊəraɪl)
 
adj
1.  exhibiting silliness; immature; trivial
2.  of or characteristic of a child
 
[C17: from Latin puerīlis childish, from puer a boy]
 
'puerilely
 
adv
 
puerility
 
n

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puerile
1660s, "youthful, boyish," from L. puerilis "childish," from puer "boy, child" (see puerility). Disparaging sense, "juvenile, immature," is from 1680s.
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Example sentences
The writing of such cables is puerile and serves no value to society.
Some observers decry the inanity of the site's top stories, and even habitual
  users admit that the comments are mostly puerile.
And it was no mere puerile phantasm that caused me to imagine this community,
  either.
It's tiresome, puerile, and doesn't make you look smart.
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