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adolescent

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being in the early stage of life, growth, or development
  • an adolescent sheepdog, who hasn't quite gotten the hang of keeping the sheep huddled together

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2 having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children
  • would hope that the college students had outgrown such adolescent behavior

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3 lacking in adult experience or maturity
  • took a group of adolescent recruits and turned them into professional warriors

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adolescent

noun

Synonyms of adolescent (Entry 2 of 2)

as in kid, teenager

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The first known use of adolescent was in the 15th century

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“Adolescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/adolescent. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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