Pu"er*ile (?), a. [L. puerilis, fr. puer a child, a boy: cf. F. pu'eril.]
Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.
The French have been notorious through generations for their puerile affectation of Roman forms, models, and historic precedents.
Syn. -- Youthful; boyish; juvenile; childish; trifling; weak. See Youthful.
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