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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Before Friday, the youthful backcourt trio of White, Walker and Murray had only spent 13 minutes of court time together. Jeff Mcdonald,, "New-look San Antonio Spurs could be a bubble wild card," 1 Aug. 2020 Yes, God, Yes: Natala Dyer of Stranger Things fame stars in this teen comedy about youthful lust, which will also be available on demand July 31. Radhika Marya, Fortune, "What to watch this weekend on Netflix, Disney+, and more," 31 July 2020 What’s important to realize about the Pelicans is that while Williamson is the sparkplug that helps this team tick, the franchise player is surrounded by a youthful and underrated nucleus that could bode well in the bubble format. Staff, USA TODAY, "NBA 2019-20 bubble restart burning questions: Are Lakers, Clippers best of the West? What's at stake for Bucks?," 30 July 2020 To Edwards, that girl represents a youthful nation, America, being helped and uplifted by a black athletic figure. Scott Ostler,, "If Colin Kaepernick snags Nobel Prize, he’ll reach it by standing on big shoulders," 1 July 2020 The design marries traditional elements (marble, dark wood paneling) with fresh and youthful touches (bright colors, sculptural lamps, bold geometric murals). Lila Battis, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 5 City Hotels in Mexico," 8 July 2020 The Chevrolet Sonic, once billed as an example of Detroit's ability to make small and youthful cars, is going away. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "GM discontinues Chevrolet Sonic amid sales slump as the demise of small cars continues," 7 July 2020 But new infections are no longer just a youthful phenomenon: The more vulnerable 75-and-over cohort has had more than 2,400 new cases in the past week alone. Jonathan Levin,, "Florida Virus Cases, Hospitalizations Hit Record; Deaths Up," 2 July 2020 His youthful backpack hikes across Europe are stunning. Washington Post, "‘Union’ tells the origin story of the United States through 19th-century voices," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of youthful

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of youthful was in 1557

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7 Aug 2020

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“Youthful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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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


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

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youthfulness noun

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