Immature and Puerile


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Immature adjective – Being in the early stage of life, growth, or development.
Usage example: immature frogs are called “tadpoles”

Puerile is a synonym for immature in childish topic. In some cases you can use "Puerile" instead an adjective "Immature", when it comes to topics like young, youth, infantile, babyish. popular alternative
Nearby Word: immaturity
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Puerile adjective – Having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children.
Usage example: told the teenagers that such puerile behavior would not be tolerated during the ceremony

Immature is a synonym for puerile in childish topic. You can use "Immature" instead an adjective "Puerile", if it concerns topics such as youth, young, infantile, babyish. popular alternative
Nearby Word: puerility
Synonyms for Puerile

Things that words describes

behaviour immature behaviour puerile behaviour
sense immature sense puerile sense
character immature character puerile character
jokes immature jokes puerile jokes

Both words in one sentence

  • Chandler's penchant for being "the funny one" also led to Flanderization; while he started out as a Deadpan Snarker, his humour instantly became more immature and puerile after a certain point (possibly when he got married).
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