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juvenile

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of juvenile

  1. 1 being in the early stage of life, growth, or development a juvenile alligator just hatched from its egg Synonyms adolescent, immature, young, youngish, youthfulRelated Words 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 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 adult, grown-up, mature, matured

  2. 2 having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children throwing a tantrum is rather juvenile behavior for a person of your age Synonyms adolescent, babyish, immature, infantile, jejune, childish, kiddish, puerileRelated Words boyish, brattish, bratty, girlie (or girly), girlish; childlike, innocent, naive (or naïve), simple, simplistic, unsophisticatedNear Antonyms unchildlike; cosmopolitan, experienced, knowing, smart, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms adult, grown-up, mature

  3. 3 lacking in adult experience or maturity a spoiled, juvenile golfer who does not know how to win gracefully Synonyms adolescent, green, immature, inexperienced, callow, puerile, raw, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unripenedRelated Words 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 advanced, precocious; knowing, savvy, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms adult, experienced, grown-up, mature, ripe


juvenile

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of juvenile

  1. a young person who is between infancy and adulthood a medical study that followed juveniles through adolescence and into adulthood Synonyms bairn [chiefly Scottish], bambino, bud, chap [Southern & Midland], chick, cub, child, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, sprat, sprout, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youthRelated Words adolescent, minor; kindergartner (also kindergartener), preschooler, rug rat [slang], schoolboy, schoolchild, schoolgirl, schoolkid; babe, baby, bantling, infant, neonate, nestling, newborn, toddler, tot, tyke (also tike), weanling; brat, devil, hellion, imp, jackanapes, mischief, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, urchin, whippersnapper; cherub; preteen, preteen-ager, subteen, teen, teenager, teener, teenybopper, tween; lad, nipper, shaver, stripling, tad; bobby-soxer, hoyden, tomboyNear Antonyms middle-ager; ancient, elder, golden-ager, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizenAntonyms adult, grown-up


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