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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youthfully \ ˈyüth-​fə-​lē How to pronounce youthfully (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 Even Wainwright, between songs, noted physical concessions to time compared to his days of youthful and effortless beauty. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Rufus Wainwright acknowledges time, defies time at Heights Theater," 22 Nov. 2019 This stand-in was the youthful and handsome young Guards officer, Alexander Vasilchikov. Kristin Vartan,, "Love HBO’s Catherine the Great? There's more to know about the Russian empress," 18 Nov. 2019 The jacket-skirt combo was youthful and fresh all on its own, but the actress leaned into the spunky vibe even harder with a cropped tank top styled underneath, as well as hefty combat boots instead of a heel. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Nobody Subverts the Suit Like Kristen Stewart," 6 Nov. 2019 An early goal, however, did not discourage a youthful and hungry Genk side who rallied on, making life tough for their visitors., "How Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Can Become a Key Figure at Liverpool Again," 24 Oct. 2019 For a time, the youthful and charismatic Biedron was seen as a rising political star who might revive the political left in Poland, which has grown increasingly weaker in past years amid a surge of right-wing populism. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Polish politician rescues child and father from burning car," 8 Oct. 2019 This shampoo and conditioner set combines century old healing oils like cypress, argan, and maracuja to rejuvenate hair and give it a youthful and healthy appearance. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel Hair Products for Every Type of Hair Texture," 23 July 2019 In just one week, skin looks more youthful, and in two weeks, dark spots are visibly reduced. Cortne Bonilla, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Right Way to Add Glycolic Acid to Your Skin Care Routine," 11 Nov. 2019 Noninvasive chemical peels rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful glow while fillers and injections can smooth lines and wrinkles., "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Beauty & Wellness winners," 6 Oct. 2019

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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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30 Nov 2019

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“Youthful.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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

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youthfulness noun

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