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puerile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word puerile

(adj) of or characteristic of a child
Example Sentence
  • puerile breathing

(adj) displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
Synonyms : adolescent , jejune , juvenile
Example Sentence
  • adolescent insecurity
  • jejune responses to our problems
  • their behavior was juvenile
  • puerile jokes

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for puerile

PURE things are always childish and immature.
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by userdce

PUERILE=PURE+CHILD. A child is always pure so puerile means childish.
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by noops

virile is manly n puerile is childish (not manly)
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by singhvivek191990

(Call it pe urine which is a childish thing to do)
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by rasik

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puerile sounds like pure as well as peril. pure as a child and peril denotes a negative connotation with this word which must be remembered other wise usage will be completely wrong
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by dipu

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