What does the word puerile mean?

Usage examples for puerile

  1. There is no evidence to show that the Prince approved the step, which must have seemed to him superfluous, if not puerile. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  2. At any other time it would have been ludicrous, for here was a boy, with no sense of beauty and a puerile command of words, attempting to tackle themes which the greatest poets have found almost beyond their power. – The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories by E. M. Forster
  3. I believe that many of the best men of the nation consider that a great deal of time is lost on subjects which they esteem as puerile, and that much of that time might be employed on noble and useful science. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy

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