adolescent


adolescent

adjective

Definition of ADOLESCENT

1
being in the early stage of life, growth, or development <an adolescent sheepdog, who hasn't quite gotten the hang of keeping the sheep huddled together>
2
having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children <would hope that the college students had outgrown such adolescent behavior>
Antonyms adult, grown-up, mature
3
lacking in adult experience or maturity <took a group of adolescent recruits and turned them into professional warriors>

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