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adolescent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of adolescent

  1. 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 Synonyms of adolescent young, immature, juvenile, youngish, youthfulWords Related to adolescent ephebic, minor, preteen, subadult, teenage (or teenaged), underage; embryonic, emergent; callow, green, inexperienced, puerile, raw; babyish, childish, childlike, infantile, infantine, kiddish; undeveloped, unfinished, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unripened; blooming, blossoming, burgeoning, flourishing, floweringNear Antonyms of adolescent aged, aging (or ageing), ancient, elderly, geriatric, long-lived, old, older, oldish, senescent, senior; full-blown, full-fledged; golden, mellow, ripe, ripened; middle-aged; anile, decrepit, doddering, over-the-hill, senile, spavined, totteryAntonyms of adolescent adult, grown-up, mature, matured

  2. 2 having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children would hope that the college students had outgrown such adolescent behavior Synonyms of adolescent childish, babyish, immature, infantile, jejune, juvenile, kiddish, puerileWords Related to adolescent boyish, brattish, bratty, girlie (or girly), girlish; childlike, innocent, naive (or naïve), simple, simplistic, unsophisticatedNear Antonyms of adolescent unchildlike; cosmopolitan, experienced, knowing, smart, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms of adolescent adult, grown-up, mature

  3. 3 lacking in adult experience or maturity took a group of adolescent recruits and turned them into professional warriors Synonyms of adolescent callow, green, immature, inexperienced, juvenile, puerile, raw, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unripenedWords Related to adolescent babyish, childish, infantile, infantilized, infantine; boyish, girlish, juvenescent, kiddish, young, youngish, youthful; maidenly, virginal; ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), tender; unknowing, unseasoned, unsophisticated, untrained, untriedNear Antonyms of adolescent advanced, precocious; knowing, savvy, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms of adolescent adult, experienced, grown-up, mature, ripe



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