puerility

[ pyoo-uh-ril-i-tee, pyoo-ril- ]
/ ˌpyu əˈrɪl ɪ ti, pyʊˈrɪl- /

noun, plural pu·er·il·i·ties.

the state or quality of being a child.
the quality of being puerile; childish foolishness or triviality.
a puerile act, idea, remark, etc.: an inexcusable puerility.

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Origin of puerility

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Latin word puerīlitās.See puerile, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM puerility

non·pu·er·il·i·ty, noun, plural non·pu·er·il·i·ties.
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