puerility

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French puérilité, from Latin puerīlitās, from puerīlis (childish, juvenile), from puer (boy).

Noun[edit]

puerility (countable and uncountable, plural puerilities)

  1. The state, quality, or condition of being childish or puerile.
  2. That which is puerile or childish; especially, an expression which is insipid or silly.

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