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Meaning & Definition of Adolescent in English

English

Adolescent

/ædəlɛsənt/

noun

1. A juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

    synonym:
  • adolescent
  • ,
  • stripling
  • ,
  • teenager
  • ,
  • teen

adjective

1. Relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent

  • "Adolescent problems"
    synonym:
  • adolescent

2. Being of the age 13 through 19

  • "Teenage mothers"
  • "The teen years"
    synonym:
  • adolescent
  • ,
  • teen
  • ,
  • teenage
  • ,
  • teenaged

3. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

  • "Adolescent insecurity"
  • "Jejune responses to our problems"
  • "Their behavior was juvenile"
  • "Puerile jokes"
    synonym:
  • adolescent
  • ,
  • jejune
  • ,
  • juvenile
  • ,
  • puerile

4. In the state of development between puberty and maturity

  • "Adolescent boys and girls"
    synonym:
  • adolescent

Examples of using

It is said that adolescent friendships do not often last.