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Synonyms for young
yʌŋ; ˈyʌŋ gər; ˈyʌŋ gɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. young, offspring(noun)

    any immature animal

    youth, offspring, issue, progeny, materialization, materialisation

    elderly, aged, experienced, sexagenarian, late, darkened, grizzly, experient, ageing, nonagenarian, ancient, old, later(a), aged(a), grey-headed, emeritus, superannuated, gaga, doddering, centenarian, senile, oldish, venerable, senior, octogenarian, hoar, anile, gray-headed, grey, gray-haired, hoary, senescent, white-haired, overage, of age(p), over-the-hill, aging, older, grey-haired, gray, middle-aged, doddery, overaged

  2. Young, Loretta Young(noun)

    United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

    youth, offspring

    elderly, aged, superannuated, old, senior, overaged, emeritus, doddery, doddering, hoary, experienced, of age(p), over-the-hill, nonagenarian, gray, overage, gray-headed, sexagenarian, older, aged(a), hoar, gaga, white-haired, late, darkened, octogenarian, centenarian, anile, experient, venerable, ancient, oldish, later(a), gray-haired, senescent, senile, grey-haired, middle-aged, aging, grey-headed, grey, ageing, grizzly

  3. Young, Whitney Young, Whitney Moore Young Jr.(noun)

    United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)

    youth, offspring

    elderly, aged, ageing, experienced, old, overaged, grey-headed, senile, gray-headed, later(a), superannuated, grey-haired, aging, doddering, white-haired, gaga, senior, hoary, of age(p), doddery, overage, grizzly, gray-haired, emeritus, sexagenarian, over-the-hill, anile, senescent, centenarian, late, gray, experient, middle-aged, venerable, octogenarian, darkened, ancient, oldish, grey, nonagenarian, hoar, older, aged(a)

  4. Young, Thomas Young(noun)

    British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)

    youth, offspring

    elderly, aged, overage, ancient, anile, nonagenarian, darkened, oldish, sexagenarian, gray-haired, late, octogenarian, old, middle-aged, later(a), grizzly, centenarian, doddery, ageing, aged(a), emeritus, experient, aging, gray, gaga, grey-haired, hoar, grey-headed, senior, older, senile, overaged, gray-headed, grey, white-haired, over-the-hill, senescent, superannuated, experienced, hoary, venerable, of age(p), doddering

  5. Young, Pres Young, Lester Willis Young(noun)

    United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)

    youth, offspring

    aged, elderly, nonagenarian, emeritus, old, oldish, gaga, hoar, senescent, centenarian, gray-haired, late, ageing, grey-headed, grey-haired, middle-aged, darkened, gray-headed, doddering, grizzly, overage, older, aging, senior, later(a), experienced, superannuated, grey, venerable, doddery, sexagenarian, anile, over-the-hill, ancient, white-haired, octogenarian, hoary, experient, of age(p), senile, gray, overaged, aged(a)

  6. Young, Edward Young(noun)

    English poet (1683-1765)

    youth, offspring

    aged, elderly, white-haired, grey, senile, oldish, gray-haired, gaga, older, anile, octogenarian, aging, ancient, venerable, sexagenarian, doddery, old, grizzly, hoary, grey-headed, grey-haired, aged(a), gray, superannuated, experienced, late, doddering, centenarian, nonagenarian, overage, hoar, senescent, over-the-hill, emeritus, overaged, later(a), experient, of age(p), gray-headed, middle-aged, darkened, ageing, senior

  7. Young, Cy Young, Danton True Young(noun)

    United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)

    youth, offspring

    aged, elderly, doddering, gaga, octogenarian, anile, hoar, later(a), grey-headed, senescent, nonagenarian, grey-haired, gray-haired, ageing, old, older, hoary, overage, gray, senior, of age(p), superannuated, oldish, gray-headed, ancient, experient, sexagenarian, emeritus, white-haired, senile, grizzly, aged(a), aging, overaged, over-the-hill, grey, experienced, venerable, doddery, darkened, middle-aged, late, centenarian

  8. Young, Brigham Young(noun)

    United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)

    youth, offspring

    aged, elderly, centenarian, of age(p), overage, gray, darkened, senile, experient, later(a), gray-headed, doddery, emeritus, hoar, gaga, senior, superannuated, middle-aged, ageing, gray-haired, venerable, experienced, anile, sexagenarian, late, overaged, grey, aged(a), aging, nonagenarian, over-the-hill, grey-haired, old, oldish, ancient, doddering, older, senescent, hoary, octogenarian, grey-headed, grizzly, white-haired

  9. young, youth(adj)

    young people collectively

    "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"

    juvenility, younker, early days, youthfulness, young person, youth, offspring, spring chicken

    aged, elderly, gray, hoar, sexagenarian, aging, senescent, gaga, late, overage, over-the-hill, hoary, doddering, nonagenarian, ancient, grey, old, darkened, grey-headed, grizzly, experienced, gray-haired, overaged, middle-aged, superannuated, gray-headed, emeritus, senior, white-haired, grey-haired, later(a), experient, octogenarian, aged(a), centenarian, doddery, older, ageing, senile, anile, venerable, oldish, of age(p)

  10. young, immature(adj)

    (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

    "young people"

    untried, unripened, green, vernal, youthful, unseasoned, new, unripe, immature, untested, unfledged

    aged, elderly, senescent, older, aged(a), hoar, of age(p), doddering, aging, superannuated, hoary, old, experient, grey, ageing, overaged, doddery, late, over-the-hill, gaga, venerable, ancient, centenarian, darkened, grey-headed, oldish, anile, sexagenarian, grey-haired, senior, overage, gray-headed, experienced, grizzly, nonagenarian, senile, later(a), gray, white-haired, emeritus, gray-haired, octogenarian, middle-aged

  11. new, young(adj)

    (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity

    "new potatoes"; "young corn"

    untried, novel, unexampled, raw, new(a), newfangled, vernal, new, unseasoned, immature, untested, fresh, youthful

    elderly, aged, gray-haired, venerable, senior, older, experienced, centenarian, doddery, nonagenarian, white-haired, oldish, anile, senescent, darkened, aging, senile, grey-headed, superannuated, octogenarian, hoary, old, overage, middle-aged, late, overaged, over-the-hill, grey, sexagenarian, ageing, hoar, aged(a), grizzly, gaga, gray, experient, grey-haired, emeritus, of age(p), gray-headed, ancient, doddering, later(a)

  12. youthful, vernal, young(adj)

    suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

    "he is young for his age"

    untried, untested, vernal, youthful, unseasoned, new, immature

    elderly, aged, aging, grizzly, gray-headed, grey, oldish, late, ageing, octogenarian, overaged, experienced, anile, aged(a), white-haired, doddering, middle-aged, gray-haired, older, overage, ancient, experient, gray, grey-headed, emeritus, hoar, of age(p), senior, grey-haired, gaga, centenarian, nonagenarian, old, over-the-hill, later(a), senile, doddery, senescent, sexagenarian, darkened, superannuated, venerable, hoary

  13. young(adj)

    being in its early stage

    "a young industry"; "the day is still young"

    immature, untested, youthful, untried, unseasoned, new, vernal

    elderly, aged, sexagenarian, aging, oldish, gray, overage, ageing, octogenarian, overaged, experient, hoary, later(a), senescent, grey-haired, of age(p), aged(a), gray-haired, centenarian, anile, middle-aged, senile, doddering, gaga, venerable, over-the-hill, grizzly, ancient, gray-headed, old, senior, grey-headed, emeritus, grey, late, darkened, older, white-haired, hoar, doddery, superannuated, experienced, nonagenarian

  14. unseasoned, untested, untried, young(adj)

    not tried or tested by experience

    "unseasoned artillery volunteers"; "still untested in battle"; "an illustrator untried in mural painting"; "a young hand at plowing"

    untried, vernal, unseasoned, new, immature, unsalted, untested, youthful

    aged, elderly, senile, aging, gray-haired, senescent, gray, grizzly, superannuated, octogenarian, anile, older, gaga, gray-headed, aged(a), old, late, middle-aged, hoar, grey-headed, doddering, ageing, sexagenarian, doddery, grey, hoary, venerable, white-haired, centenarian, of age(p), over-the-hill, overage, senior, oldish, overaged, emeritus, grey-haired, experient, darkened, ancient, later(a), nonagenarian, experienced


  1. young(adjective)

    junior, youthful, underdeveloped, juvenile, undeveloped, immature

    old, grown, mature

  2. young(adjective)

    To become or seem to become younger

    junior, underdeveloped, immature, juvenile, youthful, undeveloped

    old, mature, grown

  3. young(adjective)

    To cause to appear younger

    My grandmother is a very active woman and is quite young for her age.

    immature, junior, youthful, underdeveloped, undeveloped, juvenile

    grown, mature, old

  4. young(adjective)

    To exhibit younging

    The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.

    underdeveloped, youthful, junior, immature, juvenile, undeveloped

    old, mature, grown

  5. young(adjective)

    Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

    immature, youthful, junior, underdeveloped, undeveloped, juvenile

    mature, old, grown

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. young

    That which is new has lately come into existence, possession, or use; a new house is just built, or in a more general sense is one that has just come into the possession of the present owner or occupant. Modern denotes that which has begun to exist in the present age, and is still existing; recent denotes that which has come into existence within a comparatively brief period, and may or may not be existing still. Modern history pertains to any period since the middle ages; modern literature, modern architecture, etc., are not strikingly remote from the styles and types prevalent to-day. That which is late is somewhat removed from the present, but not far enough to be called old. That which is recent is not quite so sharply distinguished from the past as that which is new; recent publications range over a longer time than new books. That which is novel is either absolutely or relatively unprecedented in kind; a novel contrivance is one that has never before been known; a novel experience is one that has never before occurred to the same person; that which is new may be of a familiar or even of an ancient sort, as a new copy of an old book. Young and youthful are applied to that which has life; that which is young is possessed of a comparatively new existence as a living thing, possessing actual youth; that which is youthful manifests the attributes of youth. (Compare YOUTHFUL.) Fresh applies to that which has the characteristics of newness or youth, while capable of deterioration by lapse of time; that which is unworn, unspoiled, or unfaded; as, a fresh countenance, fresh eggs, fresh flowers. New is opposed to old, modern to ancient, recent to remote, young to old, aged, etc.

    See synonyms for OLD.

    fresh, juvenile, late, modern, new, new-fangled, new-fashioned, new-made, novel, recent, upstart, youthful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. young(n.)

    youthful, juvenile, not old, in one's teens

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. young(a)

    juvenile, youthful, immature, adolescent

  2. young(n)


    Associated words:
    beget, prolific, fecundity, procreation, fetus, brood, generation, fetiferous, pregnant, pregnancy

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How to use young in a sentence?

  1. Min Junqian:

    We're a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls, so the positioning fits us more.

  2. Rollene Saal:

    There would be no Marissa Meyer, Sheryl Sandberg, Carly Fiorina, if it were not for the work, the road that she has paved, she and Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, these icons of the women's movement, now these young women, how wonderful that this is no longer a burning issue.

  3. Regi Tyner Sr.:

    They came and took this young man out of a house, in front of his relatives, and did whatever they wanted to do. That hurts deep. It's so painful I can't even really talk about it.

  4. Jason Crow:

    This is a battle for the soul of America. Two very different visions of what America is about and who we will become. I learned what the soul of America is when I served with my fellow soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. When I think of America, the faces of those young men and women pop into my mind.

  5. Shehu Sani:

    For the young, life is an opportunity; for the old life is a journey.

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