Word of the Week: Puerile

CliffsNotes November 12, 2014


 Word of the Week Puerile

Word: puerile (adj)

Meaning: childish

Synonyms: immature, foolish, silly


1.  Their argument quickly turned into a puerile game of 'did not,' 'did too.'

2. Puerile moments are sometimes a good antidote to the seriousness of life.

3. Her boyfriend’s puerile attitude towards their relationship caused the breakup.


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