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adolescent definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or undergoing adolescence. See Synonyms at young.
    • Characteristic of adolescence; immature: an adolescent sense of humor.
    • Characteristic of, or regarding, or undergoing puberty; immature.
    • Developing; advancing from childhood to maturity.
    • associated with or distinct to or suggestive of a teenager
    • showing or recommending a lack of readiness
    • inside condition of development between puberty and readiness
    • being of this age 13 through 19
  • noun:
    • A young person who has undergone puberty but having not reached complete maturity; a teen.
    • an adolescent; a juvenile after puberty
    • A youth.
    • One who keeps growing up; you of either sex over adolescence.
    • a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
  • others:
    • Growing up; advancing from youth to manhood or womanhood; youthful.
    • In actual geography, noting that phase of land-sculpture, between childhood and maturity, where some rapids nevertheless continue to be even in the larger channels.
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