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 youthful (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
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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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15 Jul 2021

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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

Other Words from youthful

youthfulness noun

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