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young

young

 
pronunciation:
yuhng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: younger, youngest
definition 1: at an early stage of life, growth, or development.
a young child
synonyms:
immature, juvenile
antonyms:
adult, aged, elderly, mature, old
similar words:
adolescent, baby, budding, green, growing, infantile, little, puerile, small, teen-age, tender, underage, undeveloped, youthful
definition 2: in an early stage.
The project is still young.
synonyms:
infant
antonyms:
aged, mature, old
similar words:
fresh, immature, new, recent, undeveloped, unformed
definition 3: having the qualities or characteristics of youth.
a young and fresh spirit
synonyms:
youthful
antonyms:
mature, old
similar words:
blooming, boyish, carefree, childlike, enthusiastic, fresh, girlish, green, immature, juvenile, vigorous
definition 4: inexperienced; innocent; immature.
synonyms:
callow, childlike, immature, inexperienced, innocent, naive
antonyms:
mature
similar words:
childish, green, ingenuous, raw, unsophisticated
definition 5: being less old, esp. than a person having the same name; junior.
his son, the young Jim Brown
synonyms:
junior
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: young people collectively; youth.
synonyms:
youth
antonyms:
aged, old
similar words:
adolescents, children, kids, minors, teen-agers, youngsters
definition 2: recently born or hatched offspring; brood.
a mother cat and her young
 
synonyms:
brood
similar words:
baby, children, fry, issue, litter, offspring, spawn
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