juvenility

noun

ju·​ve·​nil·​i·​ty ˌjü-və-ˈni-lə-tē How to pronounce juvenility (audio)
plural juvenilities
1
: the quality or state of being juvenile : youthfulness
2
a
: immaturity of thought or conduct
b
: an instance of being juvenile

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of juvenility was circa 1623

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“Juvenility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juvenility. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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