noun, plural pu·er·il·i·ties.
Origin of puerility
Examples from the Web for puerilities
A stronger, more hearty belief must emancipate itself from puerilities.The Jews of Barnow|Karl Emil Franzos
These-55- men, by their puerilities and falsities, obstructed the natural action of the mind; therefore Petrarch attacked them.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
Games for grown-up children, the puerilities of country-house parties, what are they?The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
These puerilities really almost disarm contempt into compassion.France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert
His puerilities and eccentricities, we are told, amounted almost to madness.
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.)).