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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: not yet having attained maturity; not adult; young.
synonyms:
immature, young, youthful
antonyms:
adult
similar words:
adolescent, childish, minor, preteen, pubescent, teen-age
definition 2: characteristic of or appropriate for a juvenile person.
synonyms:
young, youthful
antonyms:
adult
similar words:
adolescent, childish, preteen, pubescent, puerile, teen-age
definition 3: intellectually immature; childish.
synonyms:
callow, childish, immature, jejune, puerile
antonyms:
mature
similar words:
adolescent, green, teen-age, unripe, young
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who is not yet an adult; young person; adolescent.
synonyms:
adolescent, kid, minor, teen-ager, youngster, youth
antonyms:
adult
similar words:
child, fledgling, preteen, youngling
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derivations: juvenilely (adv.), juvenileness (n.), juvenility (n.)
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