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"
A teenager; a juvenile after puberty
Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.
Origin: First attested 1482, from adolescent, from adolescentem, accusative form of adolescens, present participle of adolescere, from ad- + alescere. The adjective first appeared in 1785.
growing; advancing from childhood to maturity
Origin: [L. adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the inchoative olescere to grow: cf. F. adolescent. See Adult.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad-o-les′ent, adj. growing to manhood.—n. Adoles′cence, the period of youth, in man, from 14 to 25; in woman, from 12 to 21. [Through Fr. from L. adolescent-em, adolescĕre, to grow, adolēre, to magnify.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A person 13 to 18 years of age.
The numerical value of adolescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of adolescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of 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.
Our program really is looking at adolescent brain development, addiction on a brain level.
Sex is the tabasco sauce which an adolescent national palate sprinkles on every course in the menu.
Adolescent brains appear to be especially susceptible to becoming addicted to nicotine when exposed.
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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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