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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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Instead of being held in esteem as great players who built a dynasty, they are obviously bent on going down as a pair of egotistic, spoiled, puerile children.
Thankfully his fellow panellists realised just how puerile his comments were and remained silent.
So bad, I'm sure it will soon be available on puerile.
Since the initiative was announced in May, Creative Capital has been hailed as a much-needed sweetener to the bitter medicine artists choked down in 1994, when NEA funding for individual projects all but disappeared amid rancorous, often puerile debate over the proper nature and content of state-supported art.
Frank Ursell, boss of the Registered Nursing Home Association, said: "We are appalled Channel 4 thinks it's OK to represent older people and nursing homes in such a puerile and ill-informed way.
For that reason, as well as the reaction of his puerile friends, I'd be inclined to take the money for the op and spend it on something else.
Darrell Hammond: His impersonation of Arnold Schwarzenegger was lame, but his Donald Rumsfeld scolding the crowd for its puerile programming was amusing.
However destructive or puerile the product, its emanation from a woman (or a gay, a black, a pre-op transsexual, or whatever) represents an advance in the general good.
Not while the Beeb continue to commission his puerile programme and pay him his big bucks to behave worse than any teenage joyrider.
This might seem an odd choice, given that ``Bruce Almighty'' is being sold as a wacky comedy that reunites Carrey with the creative team that has been with him through such puerile laugh-romps as the ``Ace Ventura'' movies and ``Liar Liar.
His sculptures are easily dismissed as "dumb" art, while the disorienting, somewhat surreal atmosphere of the videos lends this otherwise puerile project a dark humor.
E4 boss Angela Jain said the series has "some of the most beautifully crafted puerile and funny jokes ever seen on British television but also moments of crushing heartbreak".