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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 1: of the period between puberty and adulthood.
He's having an adolescent growth spurt.They are studying aggression in adolescent males.
synonyms:
teen, teen-aged
similar words:
juvenile, pubescent, underage
definition 2: characteristic of adolescence rather than adulthood; immature.
His colleagues liked him but looked down on him for his adolescent behavior at the office.
synonyms:
callow, unfledged
antonyms:
mature
similar words:
childish, green, immature, inexperienced, juvenile, young
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person in his or her adolescence; teenager.
She was quiet and shy as an adolescent, but she gained confidence in her twenties.
 
synonyms:
teen, teen-ager
similar words:
fledgling, juvenile, kid, lad, lass, maiden, minor, schoolboy, schoolgirl, youth
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