pu·er·ile /ˈpjʊ(ə)rəl, ˌaɪl/
pu·er·ile /ˈpjʊ(ə)rəl, ˌaɪl/ 形容詞
Pu·er·ile a. Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.
The French have been notorious through generations for their puerile affectation of Roman forms, models, and historic precedents. --De Quincey.
Syn: -- Youthful; boyish; juvenile; childish; trifling; weak. See Youthful.
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,