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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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How bracing for us today, beset with simplistic puerilities about American and European civilization, is the adult and comprehensive wisdom of Cather, who, while never idealizing, keeps before our eyes the human achievement--and its religious dimension.
But, I wish she had left in more of the jokes as advised by her son when she edited the book; did too many of them deal with religious stereotypes or with the shedding of Victorian sexual puerilities of which the Irish Catholic Church and therefore the Irish peoples retained more than their fair share well into the twentieth century?
Curnow goes on to excoriate many of the poems from the appropriately-named 1930 collection Kowhai Gold as 'a sickly second-growth of verse, in which imported insipidities were mixed with puerilities of local origin' (LBH, p.