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PUERILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does puerile mean? 

PUERILE (adjective)
  The adjective PUERILE has 2 senses:

1. of or characteristic of a child
2. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

  Familiarity information: PUERILE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUERILE (adjective)


Sense 1puerile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or characteristic of a child

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

puerile breathing

Pertainym:

child (a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age)


Sense 2puerile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

Synonyms:

jejune; juvenile; puerile; adolescent

Context examples:

adolescent insecurity / jejune responses to our problems / their behavior was juvenile / puerile jokes

Similar:

immature (characteristic of a lack of maturity)


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