Antonyms of noun young

1 of 9 senses of young

Sense 9
young, youth -- (young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt")
       Antonym of aged (Sense 1)
      => aged, elderly -- (people who are old collectively; "special arrangements were available for the aged")

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

9 senses of young

Sense 1
young, offspring -- (any immature animal)
       => animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna -- (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Sense 2
Young, Loretta Young -- (United States film and television actress (1913-2000))
       INSTANCE OF=> actress -- (a female actor)

Sense 3
Young, Whitney Young, Whitney Moore Young Jr. -- (United States civil rights leader (1921-1971))
       INSTANCE OF=> civil rights leader, civil rights worker, civil rights activist -- (a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups)

Sense 4
Young, Thomas Young -- (British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829))
       INSTANCE OF=> physicist -- (a scientist trained in physics)
       INSTANCE OF=> Egyptologist -- (an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology)

Sense 5
Young, Pres Young, Lester Willis Young -- (United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959))
       INSTANCE OF=> saxophonist, saxist -- (a musician who plays the saxophone)

Sense 6
Young, Edward Young -- (English poet (1683-1765))
       INSTANCE OF=> poet -- (a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry))

Sense 7
Young, Cy Young, Danton True Young -- (United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955))
       INSTANCE OF=> ballplayer, baseball player -- (an athlete who plays baseball)

Sense 8
Young, Brigham Young -- (United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877))
       INSTANCE OF=> religious leader -- (leader of a religious order)

Sense 9
young, youth -- (young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt")
       => age group, age bracket, cohort -- (a group of people having approximately the same age)

Antonyms of adj young

5 senses of young

Sense 1
young (vs. old), immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")

old (vs. young) -- ((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?")
        => aged, elderly, older, senior -- (advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables); "aged members of the society"; "elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper"; "senior citizen")
        => aged (prenominal), of age (predicate) -- (having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable); "aged ten"; "ten years of age")
        => aging, ageing, senescent -- (growing old)
        => ancient -- (very old; "an ancient mariner")
        => anile -- (of or like a feeble old woman)
        => centenarian -- (being at least 100 years old)
        => darkened -- ((of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time; "the darkened margins of the paper")
        => doddering, doddery, gaga, senile -- (mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail")
        => emeritus -- (honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus')
        => grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired -- (showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head")
        => middle-aged -- (being roughly between 45 and 65 years old)
        => nonagenarian -- (being from 90 to 99 years old; "the nonagenarian inhabitants of the nursing home")
        => octogenarian -- (being from 80 to 89 years old)
        => oldish -- (somewhat elderly)
        => overage, overaged, superannuated, over-the-hill -- (too old to be useful; "He left the house...for the support of twelve superannuated wool carders"- Anthony Trollope)
        => sexagenarian -- (being from 60 to 69 years old; "the sexagenarian population is growing")
        => venerable -- (impressive by reason of age; "a venerable sage with white hair and beard")

Sense 2
new, young -- ((of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn")

INDIRECT (VIA early) -> late, later -- (at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child")

Sense 3
youthful, vernal, young -- (suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age")

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 4
young -- (being in its early stage; "a young industry"; "the day is still young")

INDIRECT (VIA new) -> old -- (of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money")

Sense 5
unseasoned, untested, untried, young -- (not tried or tested by experience; "unseasoned artillery volunteers"; "still untested in battle"; "an illustrator untried in mural painting"; "a young hand at plowing")

INDIRECT (VIA inexperienced) -> experienced, experient -- (having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation)

Similarity of adj young

5 senses of young

Sense 1
young (vs. old), immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")
       => one-year-old -- (one year of age)
       => two-year-old -- (two years of age)
       => three-year-old -- (three years of age)
       => four-year-old -- (four years of age)
       => five-year-old -- (five years of age)
       => adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged -- (being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years")
       => infantile -- (being or befitting or characteristic of an infant; "infantile games")
       => boyish, boylike, schoolboyish -- (befitting or characteristic of a young boy; "a boyish grin"; "schoolboyish pranks")
       => childlike, childly -- (befitting a young child; "childlike charm")
       => early -- (very young; "at an early age")
       => girlish, schoolgirlish -- (befitting or characteristic of a young girl; "girlish charm"; "a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear")
       => junior -- (including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions")
       => little, small -- ((of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children")
       => newborn -- (recently born; "a newborn infant")
       => preteen, preadolescent -- (of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12; "a preteen party"; "preteen clothing")
       => puppyish, puppylike -- (characteristic of a puppy)
       => tender -- (young and immature; "at a tender age")
       => youngish -- (somewhat young)
       => youthful, vernal, young -- (suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age")
          Also See-> immature#4; junior#1; new#1

Sense 2
new, young -- ((of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn")
       => early (vs. late) -- (being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer")

Sense 3
youthful, vernal, young -- (suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age")
       => young (vs. old), immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")

Sense 4
young -- (being in its early stage; "a young industry"; "the day is still young")
       => new (vs. old) -- (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World")

Sense 5
unseasoned, untested, untried, young -- (not tried or tested by experience; "unseasoned artillery volunteers"; "still untested in battle"; "an illustrator untried in mural painting"; "a young hand at plowing")
       => inexperienced (vs. experienced), inexperient -- (lacking practical experience or training)

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