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Meaning of JUVENILE

Pronunciation:  'joovunl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a youthful person
  2. [adj]  displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children; "juvenile diabetes"; "juvenile fashions"

JUVENILE is a 8 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: adolescent, immature, jejune, juvenile person, puerile
 Antonyms: adult, grownup
 See Also: adolescent, child, fry, human, individual, ingenue, juvenile body, kid, minor, mortal, nestling, nipper, person, preteen, preteenager, shaver, small fry, somebody, someone, soul, spring chicken, stripling, teenager, tiddler, tike, tyke, young person, youngster, younker, youth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ju"ve*nile\ (?; 277), a. [L. juvenilis, from juvenis
    young; akin to E. young: cf. F. juv['e]nile, juv['e]nil. See
    1. Young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance. ``A juvenile
       exercitation.'' --Glanvill.
    2. Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports.
    Syn: Puerile; boyish; childish. See {Youthful}.
  2. \Ju"ve*nile\, n.
    A young person or youth; -- used sportively or familiarly.
    --C. Bront['e].
Biology Dictionary
  1. A young or sexually immature animal; relating to such a young animal.
  2. Of leaves, formed on a young plant and different in form from the adult leaves.
 Definition: the period in an individual's life cycle that lasts from the eruption of the first to the eruption of the last permanent teeth.
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