youthful

adjective youth·ful \ ˈyüth-fəl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

youthfully

play \ˈyüth-fə-lē\ adverb

youthfulness

noun

Examples of youthful in a Sentence

  1. My grandparents are still very youthful.

  2. it's still a youthful nation with a lot of promise and potential

Recent Examples of youthful from the Web

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First Known Use of youthful

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YOUTHFUL Defined for English Language Learners

youthful

adjective

Definition of youthful for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

youthful

adjective youth·ful \ ˈyüth-fəl \

Definition of youthful for Students

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

youthfulness

noun


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