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Synonyms for adolescent
ˌæd lˈɛs əntado·les·cent

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. adolescentadjective

    Synonyms:
    youthful, juvenile, young

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How to use adolescent in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. M. Cartmill:

    As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.

  3. André Maurois:

    The need to express oneself in writing springs from a mal-adjustment to life, or from an inner conflict which the adolescent (or the grown man) cannot resolve in action. Those to whom action comes as easily as breathing rarely feel the need to break loose from the real, to rise above, and describe it... I do not mean that it is enough to be maladjusted to become a great writer, but writing is, for some, a method of resolving a conflict, provided they have the necessary talent.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    We need to show humanity with respect to people who are working, contributing right now, and deporting them, leaving their children alone or deporting an adolescent, doing anything that is so contrary to our core values, just makes no sense.

  5. 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.


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