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Meaning & Definition of Juvenile in English

English

Juvenile

/ʤuvənəl/

noun

1. A young person, not fully developed

    synonym:
  • juvenile
  • ,
  • juvenile person

adjective

1. Of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people

  • "Juvenile diabetes"
  • "Juvenile fashions"
    synonym:
  • juvenile

2. 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

Examples of using

Recently juvenile delinquency has been on the rise.