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Noun: adolescent  ,a-du'le-s(u)nt
  1. A juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
    - stripling, teenager, teen
Adjective: adolescent  ,a-du'le-s(u)nt
  1. Relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
    "adolescent problems"
     
  2. Being of the age 13 through 19
    "the adolescent years";
    - teen, teenage, teenaged
     
  3. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
    "adolescent insecurity";
    - jejune, juvenile, puerile
     
  4. In the state of development between puberty and maturity
    "adolescent boys and girls"

Derived forms: adolescents

See also: immature, young

Type of: juvenile, juvenile person

Encyclopedia: Adolescent