puerilism


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puer·il·ism

 (pyo͝or′ə-lĭz′əm, pwĕr′ə-, pyo͞o′ər-ə-)
n.
Childish behavior in an adult, especially as a symptom of mental illness.
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puerilism

(ˈpjʊərɪˌlɪzəm)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry immature or childish behaviour by an adult
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pu•er•il•ism

(ˈpyu ər əˌlɪz əm, ˈpyʊər ə-)

n. Psychiatry.
childishness in the behavior of an adult.
[1920–25]
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puerilism

a mental condition marked by childish or infantile behavior. — puerility, n.
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The Indian conspirators kept fanning this puerilism taking advantage of the inevitable frictions which the advent of foreign capital produces in any society." (Dr Syed Sajjad Hussain The Wastes of Time: Reflections on the Decline and Fall of East Pakistan Pages 111 112 117)
Carlo McCormick and Walter Robinson, "Slouching Toward Avenue D," Art in America: A lengthy, insider's view of the East Village art scene, countered by Craig Owens's terse dismissal, "The Problem of Puerilism," In the same issue.
The Indian conspirators kept fanning this puerilism, taking advantage of the inevitable frictions, which the advent of foreign capital produces in any society."