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juvenile

ju·ve·nile

juvenile

 
 
pronunciation:
ju v naIl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: young; not grown up.
The juvenile elephants played in the mud.
synonyms:
immature, young
antonyms:
adult
similar words:
adolescent, childish, minor
definition 2: of or like a young person; right for a young person.
"The Secret Garden" is a classic of juvenile literature.
synonyms:
young
antonyms:
adult
similar words:
adolescent, childish
definition 3: foolish and silly; childish; not mature.
The two men got into a juvenile fight over the television control.
synonyms:
childish, immature
antonyms:
mature
similar words:
adolescent, green, young
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who is not yet grown up; young person; adolescent.
As a juvenile, he was not allowed to see certain movies.
synonyms:
adolescent, kid, minor, teen-ager, youngster, youth
antonyms:
adult
similar words:
child
derivations: juvenilely (adv.), juvenileness (n.), juvenility (n.)
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