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English adjective: juvenile

1. juvenile of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people


SamplesJuvenile diabetes.
Juvenile fashions.

2. juvenile displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity


SamplesAdolescent insecurity.
Jejune responses to our problems.
Their behavior was juvenile.
Puerile jokes.


Synonymsadolescent, jejune, puerile


Similarimmature


Antonymsmature


English noun: juvenile

1. juvenile (person) a young person, not fully developed


Synonymsjuvenile person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)adolescent, child, fry, ingenue, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, preteen, preteenager, shaver, small fry, spring chicken, stripling, teen, teenager, tiddler, tike, tyke, young person, youngster, younker, youth


Part holonymjuvenile body


Antonymsadult, grownup









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