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Definition of the noun adolescent

What does adolescent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adolescents

  1. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of adolescent: stripling / teen / teenager
    • more generic terms: juvenile / juvenile person = a young person, not fully developed
    • more specific terms:
      • chebab = a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
      • mod = a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s
      • 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

Alternative definition of the noun adolescent


  1. A teenager; a juvenile after puberty

Definition of the adjective adolescent

What does adolescent mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
  2. being of the age 13 through 19
  3. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
  4. in the state of development between puberty and maturity
    • example: adolescent boys and girls
    • similar: immature

Alternative definition of the adjective adolescent


  1. Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.


  1. Adolescent is a fictional character from the drama film Carré blanc.
  2. Adolescent is a fictional character from Gueule de Bois.
  3. Adolescent is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Husband.


"Adolescent" is a composition, cataloged instance.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Adolescent

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

CHILDREN'S HEALTH Pediatrics eritrea adolescent Development Premature babies ethiopia adolescent health Prenatal Care Gabon adoption Medicine Rickets Gambia alcohol and Youth Smoking and Youth Ghana asthma in Children ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology (2010)

by Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers

In the United States, schoolwork accounted for an average of 25–30% of adolescent waking hours. Because of the variability in ethnic identity formation at this stage, students can respond quite differently from each other to discrimination.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immigrant Health (2011)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

The Latino adolescent population is therefore a concentration of research surrounding sexual risk behavior and immigrant health. Studies examining the impact of immigrantgenerational status on sexual activity provide more mixed findings ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Depression (2009)

by Rick E. Ingram, PhD

This reflects accumulating research that suggests there are important differences between adolescent and adult depression. Indeed, the prevailing diagnostic system recognizes that the symptom profile for depressed teens may be different ...

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Quotes about Adolescent

As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls. (M. Cartmill)
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Scrabble value of A1D2O1L1E1S1C3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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