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
youthfullyplay \ˈyüth-fə-lē\ adverb
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 of youthful from the Web
Emmanuel Macron, France's youthful president, has only been a world leader for less than three weeks.
Lafayette is youthful, hungry and energetic and raps fast with something to say.
The promotion of a youthful figurehead with an iconic family name appears to be a key element in a rebranding effort that includes a shift to Islamic State-style terrorist attacks against adversaries across the Middle East, Europe and North America.
The sourness will leave the Stallions’ youthful core motivated to come back stronger in the future.
The Byrds soared during an explosive and wildly creative era in youthful pop culture.
Make your eyes look brighter and more youthful by swapping your go-to shadow and black liner for metallic versions.
Think of it as an adolescence: awkward, lanky, and stuck between its youthful naïveté and the eventual self-awareness of adulthood.
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First Known Use of youthful
YOUTHFUL Defined for English Language Learners
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
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
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