Meaning of 'adolescent'

Find the meaning of the word ‘adolescent’

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Meaning of ‘adolescent’

5 definitions found.



in the state of development between puberty and maturity

Example: "adolescent boys and girls"


displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

Example: "adolescent insecurity"

Synonyms: jejune


being of the age 13 through 19

Synonyms: teen teenage teenaged


relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent

Example: "adolescent problems"


a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

Synonyms: teen stripling

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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