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juvenile

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 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

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3 lacking in adult experience or maturity
  • a spoiled, juvenile golfer who does not know how to win gracefully

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juvenile

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of juvenile (Entry 2 of 2)

a young person who is between infancy and adulthood
  • a medical study that followed juveniles through adolescence and into adulthood

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The first known use of juvenile was in 1625

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“Juvenile.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/juvenile. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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