Stupid to wise

puerile
(adj)
PYOO-rile
Meaning

childish

1st Sample Sentence

His first novel was quite puerile, but his second is one of the great books of the century.

Root

puer pueris (boy) (Latin)

Mnemonics

PURE things are always childish and immature. virile is manly n puerile is childish (not manly) PUERILE=PURE+CHILD. A child is always pure so puerile means childish.

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