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ADOLESCENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adolescent mean? 

ADOLESCENT (noun)
  The noun ADOLESCENT has 1 sense:

1. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

  Familiarity information: ADOLESCENT used as a noun is very rare.


ADOLESCENT (adjective)
  The adjective ADOLESCENT has 4 senses:

1. relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
2. being of the age 13 through 19
3. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
4. in the state of development between puberty and maturity

  Familiarity information: ADOLESCENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADOLESCENT (noun)


Sense 1adolescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

adolescent; stripling; teen; teenager

Hypernyms ("adolescent" is a kind of...):

juvenile; juvenile person (a youthful person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adolescent"):

chebab (a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis)

mod (a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers)

pachuco (a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes)

punk; punk rocker (a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture)

rocker (a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles)

young buck; young man (a teenager or a young adult male)


ADOLESCENT (adjective)


Sense 1adolescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

adolescent problems

Pertainym:

adolescence (the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood)


Sense 2adolescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being of the age 13 through 19

Synonyms:

teen; teenage; teenaged; adolescent

Context examples:

teenage mothers / the teen years

Similar:

immature; young ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth)


Sense 3adolescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

Synonyms:

puerile; juvenile; jejune; adolescent

Context examples:

adolescent insecurity / jejune responses to our problems / their behavior was juvenile / puerile jokes

Similar:

immature (characteristic of a lack of maturity)


Sense 4adolescent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In the state of development between puberty and maturity

Context example:

adolescent boys and girls

Similar:

immature (not yet mature)


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