2. [syn: adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Puerile \Pu"er*ile\, a. [L. puerilis, fr. puer a child, a boy:
cf. F. pu['e]ril.]
Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.
The French have been notorious through generations for
their puerile affectation of Roman forms, models, and
historic precedents. --De Quincey.
Syn: Youthful; boyish; juvenile; childish; trifling; weak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or characteristic of a child; "puerile breathing"
2: displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent
insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their
behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes" [syn: adolescent,
jejune, juvenile, puerile]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "puerile":
asinine, babish, babyish, beardless, boyish, boylike, calflike,
childish, childlike, coltish, foolish, girlish, girllike, immature,
inconsequential, infantile, infantine, insignificant,
irresponsible, juvenile, kiddish, maiden, maidenly, puplike,
puppyish, puppylike, ridiculous, shallow, silly, sophomoric,