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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.
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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
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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]
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juvenilism, juvenility

Often pejorative. a mode of action or thought characterized by apparent youthfulness. — juvenile, n., adj.
See also: Behavior
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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
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juvenility

noun
The time of life between childhood and maturity:
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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.
'My daughter, indeed, sir,' returned Mrs V., blushing with great juvenility.
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.
To reduce the juvenility time and maintain mother plant characteristics by cloning, the production of 'Jabuticaba' tree can also be done by grafting or air layering.
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How does one even engage with this sort of despotic, overweening juvenility? Well, scholars of fascism have long found that in fascist tyrannies, even humour, especially transgressive humour, is a threat that must be eliminated.
Among these 500 executed convicts, six juveniles were unlawfully executed despite the existence of credible evidence in favour of their juvenility. This is because these juveniles have been tried in courts of law as adult accused persons and the police and trial or appellate courts did not consider the plea of juvenility, if raised, by any juvenile in their cases.
"Children and young people are most vulnerable to the health impacts of air pollution owing to the juvenility of the brain and respiratory system," said Kelly, a professor of environmental health at King's College London.
The plant samples with complete juvenility were selected.