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Boyish; childish; trifling; silly. The french have been notorious through generations for their puerile affectation of roman forms, models, and historic precedents. (De Quincey)

Synonym: youthful, boyish, juvenile, childish, trifling, weak.

See: youthful.

Origin: L. Puerilis, fr. Puer a child, a boy: cf. F. Pueril.