Saturday, July 12, 2008
puerile adjective [PYOO-uhr-uhl; PYOOR-uhl] Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; juvenile; childish.
Definitions for puerile
- 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.
Political argument is becoming a puerile cartoon about the moral . . . doing battle with the immoral.
Origin of puerile
Puerile comes from Latin puerilis, from puer, "child, boy."