Origin of puerility
Examples from the Web for puerility
They lavish their strength, their puerility, and their anger.Napoleon the Little
We can infer this from the signs of puerility of certain legends.Essay on the Creative Imagination
But the passengers might surely be as alive to the puerility as any one else.The Town
It has bad English, bad verse, and puerility; but is not indelicate.
They began their sitting in puerility; they terminated their decrees in blood!
Word Origin and History for puerility
late 15c., from Middle French puérilité (15c.), from Latin puerilitatem (nominative puerilitas) "childishness," from puerilis "boyish, youthful; childish, trivial, silly," from puer "child, boy," from PIE *pau- (1) "few, little," with sense extended to "small, young" (cf. Latin putus "boy," Sanskrit putrah "son, boy," Avestan puthra- "son, child;" see few (adj.)).