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puerile

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1 having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children

  • told the teenagers that such puerile behavior would not be tolerated during the ceremony
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2 lacking in adult experience or maturity

  • allowed the company to be taken over by a bunch of puerile whippersnappers fresh out of business school
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wet behind the ears

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3 lacking in seriousness or maturity

  • the kind of puerile jokes that teenage moviegoers apparently love
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