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Word: puerile

Definition: childish; immature; CF. puer: boy


Sentences Containing 'puerile'

de Rothschild, which came at the price of a dozen puerile and sincere letters.
Winchester, however, presented a challenge to his colleagues' displays of irreverence because his surgical skills could match or even outshine theirs; his aristocratic manner and aversion to the puerile behavior served as the target for his fellow surgeons' barbs and jokes.

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