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Definition of "puerility" [pu•er•il•i•ty]

  • The state, quality, or condition of being childish or puerile (noun)
  • That which is puerile or childish; especially, an expression which is flat, insipid, or silly (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "puerility" in a sentence
  • "Even in masses of what men have called his puerility there are often germs of immense worth, -- taking years, perhaps, to show life, but sure to be alive at last."
  • "They are in some respects notably tame and puerile, -- with a puerility which is not childish simplicity, but a lack of inventive fancy, and which exhibits itself in bald repetition."
  • "So while America understandably reels from the screeching puerility that has gripped our capital, we got to get a grip."