youthful

adjective
youth·​ful | \ ˈyüth-fəl How to pronounce youthful (audio) \

Definition of youthful

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of youth youthful inexperience
2 : being young and not yet mature
3 : marked by or possessing youth youthful dancers
4 : having the vitality or freshness of youth : vigorous my youthful grandparents
5 : having accomplished or undergone little erosion youthful mountains

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Other Words from youthful

youthfully \ ˈyüth-​fə-​lē How to pronounce youthfully (audio) \ adverb
youthfulness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for youthful

Synonyms

adolescent, immature, juvenile, young, youngish

Antonyms

adult, grown-up, mature, matured

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Examples of youthful in a Sentence

My grandparents are still very youthful. it's still a youthful nation with a lot of promise and potential

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Katherine is a dinosaur who needs a woke, youthful guide to illuminate the blind spots that come with her age, race and privilege. Eliza Berman, Time, "Emma Thompson Just Wants to Make Us Laugh—and Maybe Get Arrested," 6 June 2019 The Promise program was designed as a way to divert from jail youthful offenders who commit one of 13 misdemeanor crimes. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Readers express outrage at Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie," 9 May 2018 The most startling moment in the documentary relates to France, though youthful rioters are nowhere to be seen. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Looking back on the upheaval of the ’60s," 15 May 2018 Advertising After reaching the Eastern Conference finals last year without both Irving and Hayward, Boston’s youthful core, led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, had trouble jelling with Irving and Hayward back in the mix. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Pacers, Celtics enter playoff matchup looking for redemption," 13 Apr. 2019 Now there is fresh evidence that women not only have a longevity advantage; their brains seem to be more youthful throughout adulthood, too. Susan Pinker, WSJ, "Women Have Younger Brains Than Men," 27 Mar. 2019 What happened instead has been a surprisingly smooth path to Wednesday night’s semifinal against Croatia, as a youthful and undaunted England side swept away a nation’s pessimism. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "England’s Unfamiliar Emotion: Hope," 10 July 2018 Spencer Biel, the associate director of the therapeutic community program, is youthful and sharp and speaks of how symptoms are often attempted solutions. Augusten Burroughs, Town & Country, "Welcome to the Very Best Asylum Money Can Buy," 23 Apr. 2018 Being well-hydrated helps your skin maintain that dewy, youthful glow. Stacy Pelekhaty, baltimoresun.com, "New Year, New You: Nutrition for glowing skin, strong nails and shiny hair," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of youthful

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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youthful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of youthful

: having or showing the freshness or energy of someone who is young
: having or showing the innocence, hope, lack of knowledge, etc., of someone who is young

youthful

adjective
youth·​ful | \ ˈyüth-fəl How to pronounce youthful (audio) \

Kids Definition of youthful

1 : belonging to, relating to, or characteristic of youth youthful optimism
2 : not old or mature The youthful pitcher handles himself like a veteran.
3 : having the appearance, spirit, or energy of youth a youthful face youthful grandparents

Other Words from youthful

youthfulness noun

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