Word of the Week: puerile (PYŎŎR-īl)

2020-04-16T15:02:07-04:00

Word of the Week: puerile (PYŎŎR-īl) Definition (Adjective) Usually derogatory. Of conversation, thought, humor, etc.: befitting children rather than adults; childish, infantile, immature; unsophisticated; silly. In Context “The duke’s puerile love letters were read out, and he was mocked as a corrupt, lovesick old fool.” Kate Williams, Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain’s Greatest Monarch, 2008.