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Synonyms for adolescent
ˌæd lˈɛs əntado·les·cent

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adolescent

    Boyish, childish, and girlish are used in a good sense of those to whom they properly belong, but in a bad sense of those from whom more maturity is to be expected; childish eagerness or glee is pleasing in a child, but unbecoming in a man; puerile in modern use is distinctly contemptuous. Juvenile and youthful are commonly used in a favorable and kindly sense in their application to those still young; youthful in the sense of having the characteristics of youth, hence fresh, vigorous, light-hearted, buoyant, may have a favorable import as applied to any age, as when we say the old man still retains his youthful ardor, vigor, or hopefulness; juvenile in such use would belittle the statement. Young is distinctively applied to those in the early stage of life or not arrived at maturity. Compare NEW.

    Compare synonyms for OLD.

    Synonyms:
    boyish, callow, childish, childlike, girlish, immature, juvenile, puerile, young, youthful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adolescent, stripling, teenager, teenadjective

    a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

    Synonyms:
    teen, stripling, teenager

    Antonyms:
    mature, old

  2. adolescentadjective

    relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent

    "adolescent problems"

    Synonyms:
    jejune, teenage, juvenile, teenaged, teen, puerile

    Antonyms:
    mature, old

  3. adolescent, teen, teenage, teenagedadjective

    being of the age 13 through 19

    "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"

    Synonyms:
    jejune, teenage, juvenile, teenaged, teen, puerile

    Antonyms:
    mature, old

  4. adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerileadjective

    displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

    "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"

    Synonyms:
    teen, teenaged, insubstantial, teenage, insipid, jejune, juvenile, puerile

    Antonyms:
    old, mature

  5. adolescentadjective

    in the state of development between puberty and maturity

    "adolescent boys and girls"

    Synonyms:
    jejune, teenage, juvenile, teenaged, teen, puerile

    Antonyms:
    old, mature

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adolescentadjective

    Synonyms:
    youthful, juvenile, young

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How to use adolescent in a sentence?

  1. Brian Sandoval:

    Conversion therapy has been disavowed by medical experts and is considered a non-effective method of treatment that can cause harm to an adolescent, this law will help protect some of our state's most vulnerable youth.

  2. George Steiner:

    The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries from the stage-happening, are resolutely strategic. The insurgent and the freak-out have broken off discourse with a cultural system which they despise as a cruel, antiquated fraud. They will not bandy words with it. Accept, even momentarily, the conventions of literate linguistic exchange, and you are caught in the net of the old values, of the grammars that can condescend or enslave.

  3. Cobb Scott:

    There have been a couple of meta-analyses done in adult samples, but this is the first one to be done specifically in adolescent and young adult samples, we looked at everything from learning and memory to different aspects of executive functioning such as abstraction ability.

  4. William Moss:

    Adherence to a daily drug regimen for a life-long, chronic disease is challenging in the best of settings, as children transition to adolescence and strive for greater independence, the role of a supportive adult in the home remains critical to maintaining high levels of adherence while at the same time allowing the adolescent to take more responsibility for their own health.

  5. Adam Leventhal:

    There's concern that the adolescent brain may be more vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine, the circuits underlying pleasure and the pursuit of novel, enjoyable experiences develop much faster than the circuits that promote decision making, impulse control and rational thinking.


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