puerile
[ pyoo-er-il ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin; from French puéril or Latin puerilis, from puer ‘boy’
Synonyms
adjective
callowinfantileimmaturefoolish
Antonyms
adjective
matureadult
Definition
adjectivechildishly foolish, immature, or trivial
Examples
adjectiveMy teenage daughter was upset when her puerile conduct got her sent to the little kids’ table at dinner.
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