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

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
Recent Examples on the Web That outlook imbued Lovato’s songwriting with a wild, youthful energy that can be heard throughout the album. Cat Cardenas, SPIN, 21 Sep. 2022 India, meanwhile, aspires to become a world power on the back of its growing economy and youthful population. Nikhil Kumar, CNN, 11 Sep. 2022 The match was also testament to the power of youthful energy and low mileage knees. Jason Gay, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 Betsey Johnson's youthful energy will never go out of style. Glenn Garner, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2022 With this facial mask, the skin will receive many health benefits and will once again have a glowing, youthful appearance. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 June 2022 With Devin Booker still expected out with his hamstring injury, can a team that prides itself on depth and teamwork muster up a big effort against the youthful high-energy being displayed by the Pelicans? Mark Faller, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2022 The fit just doesn’t make sense on a team this youthful, on an expiring contract, this far into his career. Rob Wolkenbrod, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Leon Smith of Citizens for Juvenile Justice, a non-profit advocacy group, said Hayden was wrong to prosecute LeRouge, who was 16 years old at the time of the incident, as a youthful offender. Alexander Thompson,, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of youthful

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Sep 2022

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“Youthful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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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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