Search Result for "juvenile":
1. a young person, not fully developed;
[syn: juvenile, juvenile person]
1. of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people;
- Example: "juvenile diabetes"
- Example: "juvenile fashions"
2. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity;
- Example: "adolescent insecurity"
- Example: "jejune responses to our problems"
- Example: "their behavior was juvenile"
- Example: "puerile jokes"
[syn: adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Juvenile \Ju"ve*nile\ (?; 277), a. [L. juvenilis, from juvenis young; akin to E. young: cf. F. juv['e]nile, juv['e]nil. See Young.] [1913 Webster] 1. Young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance. "A juvenile exercitation." --Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports. 3. Characteristic of children; immature; childish; puerile; infantile; as, a juvenile temper tantrum. [PJC] Syn: Puerile; boyish; childish. See Youthful. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Juvenile \Ju"ve*nile\, n. A young person or youth; -- used sportively or familiarly. --C. Bront['e]. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
juvenile adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people; "juvenile diabetes"; "juvenile fashions" 2: displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes" [syn: adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile] n 1: a young person, not fully developed [syn: juvenile, juvenile person] [ant: adult, grownup]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
142 Moby Thesaurus words for "juvenile": Roscius, actor, actress, adolescent, antagonist, at half cock, baby, babyish, bad guy, barnstormer, best seller, book, bound book, boy, callow, character, character actor, character man, character woman, chickabiddy, child actor, childish, classic, coloring book, definitive work, diseur, diseuse, dramatizer, feeder, fledgling, florescent, flowering, foil, folio, girl, great work, green, half-baked, half-cocked, half-grown, hardback, heavy, histrio, histrion, hopeful, ill-digested, immature, impubic, infant, infantile, ingenue, junior, juvenal, juvenescent, juvenile book, kid, limp-cover book, magnum opus, matinee idol, mime, mimer, mimic, minor, monologist, moppet, mummer, nipper, nonbook, notebook, novel, opus, opuscule, opusculum, pantomime, pantomimist, paperback, picture book, playactor, playbook, player, pocket book, prayer book, production, protean actor, psalmbook, psalter, pubescent, publication, puerile, puss, raw, reciter, sapling, serial, sketchbook, slip, soft-cover, songbook, soubrette, sprig, stage performer, stage player, standard work, stooge, storybook, straight man, stripling, stroller, strolling player, teenaged, teenager, teener, teenybopper, theatrical, thespian, title, tome, trade book, trouper, underripe, unfledged, ungrown, unmellowed, unripe, unseasoned, unsophisticated, utility man, villain, volume, work, writing, young, young hopeful, young person, younger, youngest, youngling, youngster, youth, youthful, youthlike, youthy