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adolescent

ad·o·les·cent

adolescent

 
 
pronunciation:
ae d le snt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with the period when a person is changing from a child to an adult.
The teens loved the adolescent movie, but the parents were bored by it.
synonyms:
teen
similar words:
juvenile
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who is changing from a child to an adult; teenager.
Adolescents often have a hard time talking with their parents.
 
synonyms:
teen, teen-ager
similar words:
juvenile, kid, lad, lass, maiden, minor, youth
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