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Definition of 'adolescent'


  1. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
       Synonyms: stripling teenager teen


  1. relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent; "adolescent problems"
  2. being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"
       Synonyms: teen teenage teenaged
  3. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
       Synonyms: jejune juvenile puerile
  4. in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls"

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