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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



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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