a. childish; belonging to childhood; immature
His puerile pranks sometimes offended his more mature friends.
Sentence in Classic:
It seemed to him necessary, at that moment, to proclaim, by some habitual gesture of this sort, his recovered hold on the actual: he had an almost puerile wish to let his companion see that, their flight over, he had landed on his feet.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Above all, he was wrong in that after he had picked up the scent again on the bridge of Austerlitz, he played that formidable and puerile game of keeping such a man at the end of a thread.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
These ideas, puerile, as we have just said, and at the same time senile, conveyed to him, by their very childishness, a tolerably just notion of the influence of gold lace on the imaginations of young girls.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Puerile as such an exercise may seem, it sharpens the faculties of observation, and teaches one where to look and what to look for.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context