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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Definitions for puerile

  1. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; juvenile; childish.

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Citations for puerile
And, in one of the most puerile episodes of his adult career, he punishes his old schoolmates for being rich and vulgar by breaking into their houses to soak the labels off their boasted wine collections. Thomas R. Edwards, New York Times
Political argument is becoming a puerile cartoon about the moral . . . doing battle with the immoral. George F. Will, Washington Post
Origin of puerile
1650-1660
Puerile comes from Latin puerilis, from puer, "child, boy."
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