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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. Julie Quist:

    The Institute for Research and Evaluation conducted a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of programs such as this, out of 60 school-based studies, no credible evidence of effectiveness was found for sustained reductions in teen pregnancy or STDs. There was no evidence of effectiveness for increasing consistent condom use. Failure rates included 88% failure to delay teen sexual initiation and 94% failure to reduce unprotected sex. 12% of these programs found significant negative effects on adolescent sexual health and/or risk behavior.

  2. Mark Olfson:

    The peak use among adolescent boys, who are frequently diagnosed with ADHD and are also treated with stimulants, strongly suggests that antipsychotics are commonly used to treat impulsive aggression and other behavioral symptoms.

  3. Christopher Adzia:

    Our program really is looking at adolescent brain development, addiction on a brain level.

  4. Karen Effinger:

    I hope these studies will inform patients and physicians about some of the potential problems survivors face and will help to encourage better surveillance, in adolescent and young adult patients, we need to continue to research the spectrum of late effects.

  5. Chip Walter:

    What you may see in a child that's six months of age may differ from what you see in a child that's 3 years of age versus a child who's 8 years of age, or versus an adolescent who's 13 or 14. So, you really kind of need to take each age separately and evaluate the vaccines.

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