Origin of puerile
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
British Dictionary definitions for puerile
Word Origin for puerile
Word Origin and History for puerile
1660s, "youthful, boyish," a back-formation from puerility, or else from French puéril (15c.), from Latin puerilis "boyish; childish," from puer "boy, child" (see puerility). Disparaging sense, "juvenile, immature," is from 1680s.