Origin of puerile
Related formspu·er·ile·ly, adverbnon·pu·er·ile, adjectivenon·pu·er·ile·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for puerile
The results were strange, compelling, puerile, trashy and slightly brilliant—laser-targeted towards young Israeli males.
This eight-minute piece of puerile propaganda features the warm and winning voice of Ed Asner.Tax-the-Rich Obama Fairy Tale Won’t Magically Restore Public Services|Michael Medved|December 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But for these two puerile sports fans, the evening was almost as much about the play-by-play as how things turned out.Forget the Electoral College—Who Won the Battle of the Neckties?|Blake Gopnik|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So I simply focused on another British movie star who has depended on his juvenile appeal and not his puerile one.
It would be puerile to state that King George loves France; the frequency of his visits makes the fact too obvious.Their Majesties as I Knew Them|Xavier Paoli
How diminutive and puerile must seem the houses and cities of human fashioning!The Log of the Sun|William Beebe
He would then see that the opinions of theologians are not so puerile as he supposes.Modern Skepticism|C. J. Ellicott
He has a good will to Socrates, whose talents he evidently admires, while he censures the puerile use which he makes of them.Gorgias|Plato
Her piety was not free from puerile pleasures; for everything, even religion, was poetry to her ingenuous heart.Honorine|Honore de Balzac