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ad·o·les·cent

 (ăd′l-ĕs′ənt)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or undergoing adolescence.
2. Characteristic of adolescence; immature: an adolescent sense of humor. See Synonyms at young.
n.
A young person who has undergone puberty but who has not reached full maturity.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin adolēscēns, adolēscent-, present participle of adolēscere, to grow up : ad-, ad- + alēscere, to grow, inchoative of alere, to nourish; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

adolescent

(ˌædəˈlɛsənt)
adj
1. of or relating to adolescence
2. informal behaving in an immature way; puerile
n
an adolescent person

ad•o•les•cent

(ˌæd lˈɛs ənt)

adj.
1. growing to adulthood; youthful.
2. of or pertaining to adolescence.
3. characteristic of adolescence; immature.
n.
4. a person in the period of adolescence; teenager.
[1475–85; < Latin adolēscent-, present participle of adolēscere to grow up, mature, inchoative of adolēre; see adult]
ad`o•les′cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adolescent - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturityadolescent - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
chebab - a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
mod - a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers
pachuco - a Mexican-American teenager who belongs to a neighborhood gang and who dresses in showy clothes
punk rocker, punk - a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
rocker - a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles
young buck, young man - a teenager or a young adult male
Adj.1.adolescent - relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescentadolescent - relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent; "adolescent problems"
2.adolescent - being of the age 13 through 19adolescent - being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
3.adolescent - displaying or suggesting a lack of maturityadolescent - displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"
4.adolescent - in the state of development between puberty and maturityadolescent - in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls"
immature - not yet mature

adolescent

adjective
1. young, growing, junior, teenage, juvenile, youthful, childish, immature, boyish, undeveloped, girlish, puerile, in the springtime of life adolescent rebellion
2. teenage, young, teen (informal), juvenile, youthful, immature An adolescent boy should have an adult in whom he can confide.
noun
1. teenager, girl, boy, kid (informal), youth, lad, minor, young man, youngster, young woman, juvenile, young person, lass, young adult Adolescents are happiest with small groups of close friends.

adolescent

noun
A young person, usually between the ages of 13 and 19:
Informal: teener.
Translations
المُرَاهِقمُرَاهِقمُراهِق
mladistvýadolescentdospívající člověk
teenagerungungt menneskehalvvoksen
murrosikäinen
adolescent
serdülõ
tánings-, unglings-táningur
若者
청소년
paaugęspaaugliškaspaauglyspaauglystė
pusaudzispusaudžu-pusaugu-
mladostniknajstnik
ungdom
วัยรุ่น
thiếu niên

adolescent

[ˌædəʊˈlesnt]
A. ADJadolescente
B. Nadolescente mf

adolescent

[ˌædəˈlɛsənt]
adj
an adolescent boy → un adolescent
an adolescent girl → une adolescente
adolescent years → l'adolescence
[behaviour, rebellion, experience] → d'adolescent(e)
nadolescent(e) m/f

adolescent

nJugendliche(r) mf; he’s still an adolescenter ist noch im Heranwachsen/in der Pubertät
adjJugend-; (= in puberty)Pubertäts-, pubertär; (= immature)unreif; his adolescent yearsseine Jugendjahre; he is so adolescenter steckt noch in der Pubertät; adolescent phasePubertätsphase f; adolescent lovejugendliche Liebe

adolescent

[ˌædəʊˈlɛsnt] adj & nadolescente (m/f)

adolescent

(ӕdəˈlesnt) adjective
in the stage between childhood and adulthood.
noun
a person at this stage of life. Adolescents often quarrel with their parents.
ˌadoˈlescence noun

adolescent

مُراهِق mladistvý teenager Jugendlicher έφηβος adolescente murrosikäinen adolescent adolescent adolescente 若者 청소년 puber ungdom nastolatek adolescente юноша ungdom วัยรุ่น ergen thiếu niên 青少年

ad·o·les·cent

n. adolescente; pubescente.

adolescent

adj & n adolescente mf
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She dropped her charming adolescent head, so firm in modelling, so gentle in expression.
As I walked I could not but compare myself with the first man of that other world, so complete the solitude which surrounded me, so primal and untouched the virgin wonders and beauties of adolescent nature.
Filling a corner, on a black pedestal, stood a quarter- life-size smooth-limbed bronze of an adolescent figure, running.
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program in psychology at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, and her associates examined three groups of adolescents: 45 who scored at or above the clinical cutoff (16 or above) on the Adolescent Drinking Inventory (ADI); 68 who scored below the clinical cutoff on the ADI while being treated in the pediatric or adult emergency department of a level 1 regional care center after an alcohol-related incident; and 64 adolescents who were alcohol negative while being treated in the pediatric or adult emergency departments, or in community settings.
said at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
AMMAN (Star)--UNICEF, the Higher Council for Youth and USAID, in partnership with Save the Children Federation, Right to Play, Princess Basma Youth Resource Centre and Jordan River Foundation announced Wednesday that they will be expanding the Adolescent Friendly Youth Centers (AFYC) project in Jordan.
Zdanowicz (co-head of psychiatric services, Cliniques Universitaires Mont-Godinne, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) collects recent work on issues in adolescent medicine.
Only a few studies with small samples (n < 100) have included Hmong (Lee, 2001; Portes & Rumbaut, 2001; Rick & Forward, 1992), yet the studies have assumed that acculturation gaps contributed to parent-adolescent conflicts, rather than considering the impact adolescent problem behaviors and school difficulties have on parent-adolescent relationships.
These statistics have been consistent since about 2002 and have led some researchers to suggest that roughly 10% of the adolescent population could transition from experimental use of substances to more frequent use or abuse, or both.

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