puerilely
adverb see puerile

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Puerilely — Pu er*ile*ly, adv. In a puerile manner; childishly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puerilely — See puerile. * * * …   Universalium

  • puerilely — adverb In a puerile manner; childishly …   Wiktionary

  • puerilely — adv. childishly, in a silly manner; immaturely, in a juvenile manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • puerilely — pu·er·ile·ly …   English syllables

  • puerilely — l(l)ē adverb : in a puerile manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • puerile — puerilely, adv. /pyooh euhr il, euh ruyl , pyoor il, uyl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a child or to childhood. 2. childishly foolish; immature or trivial: a puerile piece of writing. [1650 60; < L puerilis boyish, equiv. to puer boy + ilis ILE]… …   Universalium

  • mawkish — adjective Etymology: Middle English mawke maggot, probably from Old Norse mathkr more at maggot Date: circa 1697 1. having an insipid often unpleasant taste 2. sickly or puerilely sentimental • mawkishly adverb • mawkishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • puerile — adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French puéril, from Latin puerilis, from puer boy, child; akin to Sanskrit putra son, child and perhaps to Greek pais boy, child more at few Date: 1652 1. juvenile 2. childish, silly < puerile remarks > •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • puerileness — See puerilely. * * * …   Universalium

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