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Puerile

puerile
Boyish; childish; trifling; silly. The french have been notorious through generations for their puerile affectation of roman forms, models, and historic precedents. (De Quincey)
Synonym: youthful, boyish, juvenile, childish, trifling, weak.
See: youthful.
Origin: L. Puerilis, fr. Puer a child, a boy: cf. F. Pueril.


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