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Synonyms for young
yʌŋ; ˈyʌŋ gər; ˈyʌŋ gɪstyoung

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  1. youngadjective

    immature, undeveloped, juvenile, underdeveloped, youthful, junior

    mature, old, grown

  2. youngadjective

    for the younger of two people having the same given name.

    undeveloped, junior, underdeveloped, immature, juvenile, youthful

    mature, grown, old

  3. youngadjective

    To cause to appear younger

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

    underdeveloped, undeveloped, juvenile, youthful, junior, immature

    old, mature, grown

  4. youngadjective


    The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.

    immature, undeveloped, juvenile, junior, youthful, underdeveloped

    grown, old, mature

  5. youngadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. young, offspringnoun

    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 Youngnoun

    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 Youngnoun

    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 Youngnoun

    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 Youngnoun

    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 Youngnoun

    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 Youngnoun

    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, youthadjective

    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, immatureadjective

    (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, youngadjective

    (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, youngadjective

    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. youngadjective

    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, youngadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. youngnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. youngadjective

    juvenile, youthful, immature, adolescent

  2. youngnoun


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

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  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Absolutely it was. On that particular vote that she and( West Virginia Sen. Joe) Manchin cast, we were trying to address the reality that you got 19 Republicans states all over this country who are undermining the foundations of American democracy. Trying to make it harder for people of color, young people, people with disabilities to vote.

  2. Katalin Novak:

    We are in a fortunate situation as Hungarian people are family-centric, therefore, they assess measures to help families or young people starting a family positively, we are ready to continue on this path and pledge that we will not cut back on family benefits. On the contrary, we will continuously expand them.

  3. Octavia E. Butler:

    A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you’re communicating what you think you’re communicating. It’s so easy as a young writer to think you’re been very clear when in fact you haven’t.

  4. Tanya Tucker:

    Time just exposed the fact that he was my true love, he was the love of my life… If I had made a different choice, things might have turned out differently. And we probably would have still been together. [But] I was too young.

  5. Melanie Leis:

    For a lot of young people there is a trade-off : potential side-effects versus the fact they are young and healthy, so unlikely to get seriously sick, when asked about the reasons for not having received a vaccine yet, only 4 % of the 40 + group stated concerns about side effects, compared to 10 % of those 18-29.

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