adolescent, stripling, teenager, teen(adj)
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged(adj)
being of the age 13 through 19
"teenage mothers"; "the teen years"
adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile(adj)
displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
"adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
in the state of development between puberty and maturity
"adolescent boys and girls"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use adolescent in a sentence?
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
Adolescent cannabis use has been pretty steady the past couple of years.
The health and rights of women and adolescents should not be treated like an afterthought in humanitarian response, for the pregnant woman who is about to deliver, or the adolescent girl who survived sexual violence, life-saving services are as vital as water, food and shelter.
An adolescent will reason in this way that says, ‘Well, if I drive a car a 100 mph on this surface street there's probably a 40 percent chance I'll get hurt, but a 60 percent chance I'll just have fun.’ So the answer is, ‘It's most likely that I'll just have fun, so I'm gonna do it.’ And they don't care about the information they know.
Other data has shown quite nicely that if you have an elevated( BMI) early on in life, it sets you up for childhood and then adolescent obesity later on in life.
Translations for adolescent
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- девойка, юноша, юношескиBulgarian
- adolescentCatalan, Valencian
- chico, chica, muchacha, adolescente, muchachoSpanish
- ògail, òigear, òganachScottish Gaelic
- kamasz, kamaszkoriHungarian
- 少年, 少女, 青春Japanese
- малолетничка, малолетникMacedonian
- nastolatek, nastolatka, nastoletni, dojrzewającyPolish
- rapaz, adolescente, moça, rapariga, moçoPortuguese
- adolescent, adolescentăRomanian
- подростковый, подросток, юноша, юношеский, девушкаRussian
- mladoletnik, mladoleten, mladoletnicaSlovene
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