Cindy and Kelly were swimming in the prolonged descent toward an acrimonious breakup. They were equally vindictive and puerile, and each refused to yield on a single issue. Big or small, all things were a fight to the death. But each also felt their love was true love, and so they, despite the inevitable outcome, kept trying to make it work.


Adjective

  1. Childish; trifling; silly; immature.
  2. Characteristic of, or pertaining to, a boy or boys.

Synonyms

boyish, childish, juvenile, trifling, weak, youthful.


Pronunciations

  • /ˈpjʊɹɪl/
  • /ˈpjʊɹaɪl/
  • /ˈpjʊə.ɹaɪl/

Origin

From Latin puerīlis, from puer.


Cite this Entry

Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Puerile.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/puerile. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “puerile”, accessed October 31, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/puerile.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Puerile. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/puerile


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