Puerile

  • 21puerile — UK [ˈpjʊəraɪl] / US [ˈpjʊrəl] adjective formal like a silly young person, or like something they would say or do puerile nonsense …

    English dictionary

  • 22puerile — /ˈpjuəraɪl / (say pyoohuhruyl), /ˈpjʊəraɪl / (say pyoouhruyl) adjective 1. of or relating to a child or boy. 2. childishly foolish, irrational, or trivial: *And he would go on to tell me about passionate Spanish women and experienced French women …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 23puerile — adj. 1 trivial, childish, immature. 2 of or like a child. Phrases and idioms: puerile breathing breathing characterized by a loud pulmonary murmur as in children, a sign of disease in an adult. Derivatives: puerilely adv. puerility n. (pl. ies).… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 24puerile — Synonyms and related words: asinine, babish, babyish, beardless, boyish, boylike, calflike, childish, childlike, coltish, foolish, girlish, girllike, immature, inconsequential, infantile, infantine, insignificant, irresponsible, juvenile, kiddish …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 25puerile — {{hw}}{{puerile}}{{/hw}}agg. 1 Di fanciullo: età –p; SIN. Infantile. 2 (spreg.) Che rivela leggerezza o immaturità: discorso –p …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 26puerile — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trivial, foolish, trifling, weak, nonsensical; childish, immature, boyish, juvenile. See youth, ignorance.Ant., adult. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. boyish, young, inexperienced, immature; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 27puerile — [17] Latin puer denoted ‘child’, or more specifically ‘boy’ (like Greek pais ‘child’, source of English paediatric, pedagogue, etc, it came ultimately from a base which signified ‘smallness’, and also gave English pusillanimous). The derived… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 28puerile — pl.m. e f. puerili …

    Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • 29puerile —  Childish …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 30puerile — pu·er·ile || pjÊŠrÉ™l / pjÊŠÉ™raɪl adj. juvenile, immature; childish, silly, nonsensical; trivial …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 31puerile — [ pjʊərʌɪl] adjective childishly silly and trivial. Derivatives puerilely adverb puerility pjʊə rɪlɪti noun (plural puerilities). Origin C16 (in the sense like a boy ): from Fr. puéril or L. puerilis, from puer boy …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 32puerile — agg. 1. infantile, fanciullesco, bambinesco CONTR. maturo 2. (spreg.) ingenuo, sciocco, ridicolo, immaturo, frivolo, vacuo CONTR. assennato, saggio, ponderato, serio …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 33puerile — a. 1. Boyish, childish, juvenile, youthful. 2. Foolish, weak, petty, frivolous, trifling, trivial, idle, silly, simple, senseless, nonsensical …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 34puerile — adj 1. infantile, infantine, Inf. kiddy, Rare. childly, babyish; boyish, girlish, youthful, young, juvenile, juvenescent; adolescent, pubescent, immature, underaged, minor, undeveloped, unfledged, unfeathered, jejune; budding, tender, soft,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 35puerile — pu·er·ile …

    English syllables

  • 36puerile — pu•er•ile [[t]ˈpyu ər ɪl, əˌraɪl, ˈpyʊər ɪl, aɪl[/t]] adj. 1) dvl cv youthful; juvenile 2) childishly foolish; immature; silly • Etymology: 1650–60; < L puerīlis=puer boy + īlis ile II pu′er•ile•ly, adv. pu er•il′i•ty, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 37puerile —   a. childish.    ♦ puerilism, n. childish conduct.    ♦ puerility, n.    ♦ puericulture, n. bringing up of children; antenatal care …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 38puerile — [17] Latin puer denoted ‘child’, or more specifically ‘boy’ (like Greek pais ‘child’, source of English paediatric, pedagogue, etc, it came ultimately from a base which signified ‘smallness’, and also gave English pusillanimous). The derived… …

    Word origins

  • 39puerile person — index juvenile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 40puerile respiration — respiration in which the breathing sounds are more intense than those of normal adult respiration and resemble those of childhood …

    Medical dictionary