Origin of puerility
Related Words for puerilitiesignorance, silliness, lunacy, apathy, nonsense, idiocy, absurdity, stupidity, foolishness, craziness, goofiness, imperfection, levity, rawness, greenness, incompleteness, childishness, puerility, callowness, infantilism
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Historical Examples of puerilities
It is tedious to copy out the puerilities of such parallelisms.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
Such were the puerilities of the Sabbath Law among the Jews.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
His puerilities and eccentricities, we are told, amounted almost to madness.
I queried, interested, in spite of myself, at these puerilities.Simon the Jester
William J. Locke
I fear you may think these puerilities, dear Major Frankfort.Jasper Lyle
Word Origin and History for puerilities
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.)).