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sprout

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sprout

  1. 1 a young person who is between infancy and adulthood <he earned the admiration of the neighborhood sprouts when he showed them how to make a slingshot> Synonyms bairn [chiefly Scottish], bambino, bud, chap [Southern & Midland], chick, cub, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, sprat, child, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youthRelated Words adolescent, minor; kindergartner (also kindergartener), preschooler, rug rat [slang], schoolboy, schoolchild, schoolgirl, schoolkid; babe, baby, bantling, infant, neonate, nestling, newborn, toddler, tot, tyke (also tike), weanling; brat, devil, hellion, imp, jackanapes, mischief, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, urchin, whippersnapper; cherub; preteen, preteen-ager, subteen, teen, teenager, teener, teenybopper, tween; lad, nipper, shaver, stripling, tad; bobby-soxer, hoyden, tomboyNear Antonyms middle-ager; ancient, elder, golden-ager, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizenAntonyms adult, grown-up

  2. 2 a branch of a main stem especially of a plant <the raspberry bushes began sending out sprouts in early spring> Synonyms outgrowth, shoot, offshootRelated Words excrescence, growth; bough, branchlet, limb, twig; bud, floret; spray, sprig, spur




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