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 for puerile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Puerile \Pu"er*ile\, a. [L. puerilis, fr. puer a child, a boy:
     cf. F. pu['e]ril.]
     Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The French have been notorious through generations for
           their puerile affectation of Roman forms, models, and
           historic precedents.                     --De Quincey.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Youthful; boyish; juvenile; childish; trifling; weak.
          See Youthful.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  puerile
      adj 1: of or characteristic of a child; "puerile breathing"
      2: displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent
         insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their
         behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes" [syn: adolescent,
         jejune, juvenile, puerile]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "puerile":
     asinine, babish, babyish, beardless, boyish, boylike, calflike,
     childish, childlike, coltish, foolish, girlish, girllike, immature,
     inconsequential, infantile, infantine, insignificant,
     irresponsible, juvenile, kiddish, maiden, maidenly, puplike,
     puppyish, puppylike, ridiculous, shallow, silly, sophomoric,
     trivial
  
  

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