[pyoo-er-uh-liz-uh m, pyoo r-uh-]
- childishness in the behavior of an adult.
Origin of puerilism
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- psychiatry immature or childish behaviour by an adult
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- Childish behavior in an adult, especially as a symptom of mental illness.
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