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puerile

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of puerile

  1. 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 Synonyms of puerile adolescent, babyish, immature, infantile, jejune, juvenile, kiddish, childishWords Related to puerile boyish, brattish, bratty, girlie (or girly), girlish; childlike, innocent, naive (or naïve), simple, simplistic, unsophisticatedNear Antonyms of puerile unchildlike; cosmopolitan, experienced, knowing, smart, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms of puerile adult, grown-up, mature

  2. 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 Synonyms of puerile adolescent, green, immature, inexperienced, juvenile, callow, raw, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unripenedWords Related to puerile babyish, childish, infantile, infantilized, infantine; boyish, girlish, juvenescent, kiddish, young, youngish, youthful; maidenly, virginal; ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), tender; unknowing, unseasoned, unsophisticated, untrained, untriedNear Antonyms of puerile advanced, precocious; knowing, savvy, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms of puerile adult, experienced, grown-up, mature, ripe

  3. 3 lacking in seriousness or maturity the kind of puerile jokes that teenage moviegoers apparently love Synonyms of puerile birdbrained, ditzy (or ditsy), dizzy, featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, frothy, futile, goofy, harebrained, light-headed, light-minded, giddy, scatterbrained, silly, yeastyWords Related to puerile fatuous, foolish, inane, nonsensical, thoughtless, witless; crazy, daffy, daft, fruity; exuberant, flippant, fluttery, giggly, happy, light, lighthearted, playful; sappy, shallow, superficialNear Antonyms of puerile grave, melancholy, somber (or sombre), thoughtful; dignified, heavy, no-nonsense, sedate, severe, solemn, staidAntonyms of puerile earnest, serious, serious-minded, sober, unfrivolous


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