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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adverb- In a boyish manner.

Usage examples (11)
  • Adjective : a puerile piece of writing
  • Barth's offenses, just in case the students were thinking of buying it, is Giles Goat-Boy, which Gardner tells them is "arch, extravagantly self-indulgent, clumsily...
  • These things, described but puerilely, have the weight of an allegory.
  • It is thus that, athwart the cloud which formed about him, when all his hopes were extinguished one after the other, M. M.beuf remained rather puerilely, but profoundly... for more
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