youthful

adjective

youth·​ful ˈyüth-fəl How to pronounce youthful (audio)
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
youthfully adverb
youthfulness noun

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of youthful was in 1557

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Cite this Entry

“Youthful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/youthful. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

youthful

adjective
youth·​ful ˈyüth-fəl How to pronounce youthful (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or suitable for youth
2
: being young and not yet mature
3
: having the freshness and energy of youth
youthful grandparents
youthfully adverb
youthfulness noun

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