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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 of juvenile adolescent, immature, young, youngish, youthfulWords Related to juvenile 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 juvenile 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 juvenile 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 of juvenile adolescent, babyish, immature, infantile, jejune, childish, kiddish, puerileWords Related to juvenile boyish, brattish, bratty, girlie (or girly), girlish; childlike, innocent, naive (or naïve), simple, simplistic, unsophisticatedNear Antonyms of juvenile unchildlike; cosmopolitan, experienced, knowing, smart, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms of juvenile 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 of juvenile adolescent, green, immature, inexperienced, callow, puerile, raw, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unripenedWords Related to juvenile 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 juvenile advanced, precocious; knowing, savvy, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wiseAntonyms of juvenile 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 of juvenile bairn [chiefly Scottish], bambino, bud, chap [Southern & Midland], chick, cub, child, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, sprat, sprout, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youthWords Related to juvenile 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 of juvenile middle-ager; ancient, elder, golden-ager, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizenAntonyms of juvenile adult, grown-up



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