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Word of the Day – Puerile

By December 4, 2016Word of the Day

Puerile (adj)


Childishly silly and immature.

Origin: (in the sense ‘like a boy’): from French puéril or Latin puerilis, from puer boy.

Example sentences

“His grotesque infantilism and puerile sense of humour is an important part of what is being satirised.”

“It all seems so puerile and, dare I say it, insensitive.”

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