juvenility


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to juvenility: they'd

ju·ve·nil·i·ty

 (jo͞o′və-nĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ju·ve·nil·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being juvenile; youthfulness.
2.
a. Foolishly juvenile behavior or character; immaturity.
b. An instance of juvenile behavior.

juvenility

(ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or condition of being juvenile, esp of being immature
2. (often plural) a juvenile act or manner
3. juveniles collectively

ju•ve•nil•i•ty

(ˌdʒu vəˈnɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. juvenile state, character, or manner.
2. an instance of being juvenile.
[1615–25]

juvenilism, juvenility

Often pejorative. a mode of action or thought characterized by apparent youthfulness. — juvenile, n., adj.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juvenility - lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
immatureness, immaturity - not having reached maturity
2.juvenility - the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
youngness - the opposite of oldness

juvenility

noun
The time of life between childhood and maturity:
References in classic literature ?
Next in juvenility to Abraham came two more girls, Hope and Modesty; then a boy of three, and then the baby, who had just completed his first year.
Pickwick is somewhat infirm now; but he retains all his former juvenility of spirit, and may still be frequently seen, contemplating the pictures in the Dulwich Gallery, or enjoying a walk about the pleasant neighbourhood on a fine day.
His juvenility prevented him from entering those universities, and so, in 1909, we find him a freshman at historic Bowdoin College.
But that they take as proselytes, persons so young that they cannot know their own minds, and cannot possess much strength of resolution in this or any other respect, I can assert from my own observation of the extreme juvenility of certain youthful Shakers whom I saw at work among the party on the road.
The state repeatedly issued his warrants of execution twice in the last year alone, despite being patently aware of his juvenility.
She said that both the state and the court recognized Iqbal's juvenility and yet he had been denied his basic right to qualify for reduction for almost 20 years.
Among the main limitations of roots formation we found the ontogenetic age of propagules, determining factor in the formation of adventitious roots, where, in general, propagules with a higher degree of juvenility tend to have higher rooting and vigor (XAVIER et al.
Moreover, little is known about the efficiency in maintaining juvenility, which varies according to the species and the management methodology adopted (Hamann, 1998; AimersHalliday et al.
This study makes conceptual and methodological contributions to the link between childhood physical maltreatment and ensuing violent and criminal conduct in juvenility, the function of psychopathic attributes in the phase of crime inception of juvenile offenders, and the pervasiveness and complements of psychiatric disorders among young delinquents while they are developing.
Effect of different sowing dates and various doses of fertilizers on juvenility and productivity of okra.
Maturation and related aspects in clonal forestrypart II: reinvigoration, rejuvenation and juvenility maintenance.