puerility

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 flat, insipid, or silly