I noun babyishness, boyishness, childishness, childlike, girlishness, infantilism II index adolescence, minority (infancy)

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  • Puerility — Pu er*il i*ty, n.; pl. {Puerilities}. [L. puerilitas: cf. F. pu[ e]rilit[ e].] 1. The quality of being puerile; childishness; puerileness. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is puerile or childish; especially, an expression which is flat …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puerility — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. puérilité, from L. puerilitatem (nom. puerilitas) childishness, from puerilis childish, boyish, from puer child, boy, from PIE *pu small, little, young (Cf. Skt. putrah son, boy, Avestan puthra son, child; Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • puerility — [pyo͞o΄ər il′ə tē] n. [Fr puérilité < L puerilitas] 1. the quality or condition of being puerile; childishness 2. pl. puerilities an instance of this …   English World dictionary

  • puerility — /pyooh euh ril i tee, pyoo ril /, n., pl. puerilities. 1. the state or quality of being a child. 2. the quality of being puerile; childish foolishness or triviality. 3. a puerile act, idea, remark, etc.: an inexcusable puerility. [1425 75; late… …   Universalium

  • puerility — /pjuəˈrɪləti/ (say pyoohuh riluhtee) noun (plural puerilities) 1. the quality of being puerile; childish foolishness or triviality. 2. something puerile; a puerile act, idea, remark, etc.: an inexcusable puerility …  

  • puerility — puerile ► ADJECTIVE ▪ childishly silly and trivial. DERIVATIVES puerility noun (pl. puerilities) . ORIGIN Latin puerilis, from puer boy …   English terms dictionary

  • puerility — noun see puerile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • puerility — noun The state, quality, or condition of being childish or puerile …   Wiktionary

  • puerility — Synonyms and related words: babyishness, boylikeness, callowness, childishness, childlikeness, girlishness, immaturity, imprudence, inadvisability, inattention, inconsideration, indiscreetness, indiscretion, inexpedience, infantilism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • puerility — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. absurdity, frivolity, rubbish; see nonsense 2 , stupidity 2 …   English dictionary for students

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