Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun adolescent

1 sense of adolescent

Sense 1
adolescent, stripling, teenager, teen -- (a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity)
       => juvenile, juvenile person -- (a young person, not fully developed)

Antonyms of adj adolescent

3 of 4 senses of adolescent

Sense 2
adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged -- (being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years")

INDIRECT (VIA young) -> old -- ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?")

Sense 3
adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile -- (displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes")

INDIRECT (VIA immature) -> mature -- (characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age")

Sense 4
adolescent -- (in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls")

INDIRECT (VIA immature) -> mature -- (having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell")

Similarity of adj adolescent

4 senses of adolescent

Sense 1
adolescent -- (relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent; "adolescent problems")

Sense 2
adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged -- (being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years")
       => young (vs. old), immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")

Sense 3
adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile -- (displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes")
       => immature (vs. mature) -- (characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior")

Sense 4
adolescent -- (in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls")
       => immature (vs. mature) -- (not yet mature)

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