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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Today, wallpaper represents the harmonious union between timeless design and youthful innovation, depth and buoyancy. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "Interior Designers Predict the Next Major Wallpaper Trends," 12 Mar. 2019 Bergen and her costars play four lifelong friends and book-group pals who are inspired to take a more youthful approach to life after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "Candice Bergen was pretty psyched to get expelled from Penn," 11 May 2018 At Carven, he was celebrated for his updated, youthful takes on Madame Carven’s spritely sportswear. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "LVMH Resurrects Jean Patou With Guillaume Henry at the Helm," 24 Sep. 2018 What is a sign that people have gone too far in their quest to look youthful? Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle, "How to look your absolute best at any age? We asked the experts.," 15 May 2018 During the campaign, Mnangagwa has worked to develop a friendly image and appear more youthful by dyeing his once-gray hair. Andrew Meldrum, Fox News, "Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' faces tough challenges as president," 3 Aug. 2018 So there’s a big drive to get a bit more youthful look to keep competitive with the Silicon Valley youth obsession. Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle, "How to look your absolute best at any age? We asked the experts.," 15 May 2018 There's actually a trick to applying concealer that makes your face look fuller and more youthful by highlighting the front area of your face. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "The Easy Concealer Trick That Brightens Up Your Face," 30 Apr. 2015 Candidates serve for life — which, given modern longevity and youthful nominees, can now mean 40 years of decisions — and no one knows when the next seat will open. Ezra Klein, Vox, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the case for 18-year Supreme Court terms," 26 Dec. 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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