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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
[syn: adolescent, stripling, teenager, teen]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent;
- Example: "adolescent problems"

2. being of the age 13 through 19;
- Example: "teenage mothers"
- Example: "the teen years"
[syn: adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged]

3. 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]

4. in the state of development between puberty and maturity;
- Example: "adolescent boys and girls"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adolescent \Ad`o*les"cent\ ([a^]d`[-o]*l[e^]s"sent), a. [L. adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the inchoative olescere to grow: cf. F. adolescent. See Adult.] Growing; advancing from childhood to maturity. [1913 Webster] Schools, unless discipline were doubly strong, Detain their adolescent charge too long. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adolescent \Ad`o*les"cent\, n. A youth. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adolescent adj 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" [syn: adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged] 3: 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] 4: in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls" n 1: a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity [syn: adolescent, stripling, teenager, teen]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "adolescent": at half cock, baby, callow, fledgling, green, half-baked, half-cocked, half-grown, hopeful, ill-digested, immature, impubic, infant, junior, juvenal, juvenile, maturescent, minor, nubile, pubescent, raw, sapling, slip, sprig, stripling, teenager, teener, teenybopper, underripe, unfledged, ungrown, unmellowed, unripe, unseasoned, young hopeful, young person, younger, youngest, youngling, youngster, youth