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Ju·ve·nal

 (jo͞o′və-nəl) Originally Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ad 60?-140?
Roman satirist whose works denounced the corruption and extravagance of the privileged classes in Rome.

juvenal

(ˈdʒuːvɪnəl)
adj
(Zoology) ornithol a variant spelling (esp US) of juvenile4

Juvenal

(ˈdʒuːvɪnəl)
n
(Biography) Latin name Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ?60–?140 ad, Roman satirist. In his 16 verse satires, he denounced the vices of imperial Rome

Ju•ve•nal

(ˈdʒu və nl)

n.
(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) A.D. c60–140, Roman satirical poet.
Ju•ve•na•li•an (ˌdʒu vəˈneɪ li ən) adj.
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Noun1.Juvenal - Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)Juvenal - Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
References in classic literature ?
That is, madam, as much as to say, `A rare bird upon the earth, and very like a black swan.' The verse is in Juvenal. But to return to what I was relating.
He spends the whole day in settling whether Homer expressed himself correctly or not in such and such a line of the Iliad, whether Martial was indecent or not in such and such an epigram, whether such and such lines of Virgil are to be understood in this way or in that; in short, all his talk is of the works of these poets, and those of Horace, Perseus, Juvenal, and Tibullus; for of the moderns in our own language he makes no great account; but with all his seeming indifference to Spanish poetry, just now his thoughts are absorbed in making a gloss on four lines that have been sent him from Salamanca, which I suspect are for some poetical tournament."
Juvenal similarly speaks of `cruda senectus' (caused by gluttony).