nonage

1
as in childhood
the state or time of being a child the short stories of the novelist's nonage have only recently been discovered by scholars

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2
as in adolescence
the transitional period between childhood and adulthood the indiscretions of his long-ago nonage have come back to haunt him now that he's a serious presidential contender

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“Nonage.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nonage. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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