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puerile

 [pu´er-il]
pertaining to a child or to childhood; childish.

puerile

/pu·er·ile/ (pu´er-il) pertaining to childhood or to children; childish.

puerile

[pyoo͡′əril, -īl]
Etymology: L, puerilis, childish
pertaining to children or childhood; juvenile. puerility, n.

puerile

(pū′ĕ-rĭl) [L. puerilis]
Concerning a child; childlike.
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But, sadly, there's no touch of genius here, just puerile humour and cultural stereotypes born from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Indeed a longer extract from Gadamer might have been a better pair with Summerson's Architecture in Britain 1530-1830 than the puerile Nicos Hadjinicolaou, whose ideological bombast runs against the sophisticated history which Arnold evokes.
Stephanie Mencimer's attack on Naomi Wolf ("Broken-Fingernail Feminism," November 2001) is puerile and unjust and does The Washington Monthly no credit.
Gone is the '80s ability to shock, and much of the evening's work looked puerile.
If the gay movement is to grow out of its adolescence, it too has to move beyond the puerile need for approval and graduate to the more sensible appeal for and practice of tolerance.
Yet Southern kept at it, with increasingly puerile and dated results.
It is a restraint that prevents her film from slipping into the emotionally puerile territory of television relationship dramas (Friends or These Arms of Mine).
Needless to say, when the brown furry family returned from their fishing expedition, they were shocked and dismayed to see the shambles the puerile hoodlum had made of their woodland homestead.
This is the time of year when the Beeb get over-excited about such puerile events as the Boat Race and the London Marathon, but the National is worth the hype overload, writes Steve Davies.
Imaginary dialogues with chief financial officers; a Shakespearian approach to financial engineering; a puerile bedtime deliberation on the meaning of profit.
Your initial reaction was to remonstrate with them, perhaps understandably, and you then took puerile revenge by soaking their beds.
These remarks are usually dismissed as banter or playfulness but they are puerile and patronising and have no place in 2017.