Nouns (4)

teen, teenager, stripling, adolescent
n. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

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Adjectives (10)

adj. in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls"
puerile, juvenile, jejune, adolescent
adj. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
teenaged, teenage, teen, adolescent
adj. being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"
adj. relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent; "adolescent problems"

Fuzzynyms (6)

sonny boy, sonny, laddie, lad, cub
n. a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
n. a boy attending school

Synonyms (39)

embryonal, embryologic, embryonic
adj. of an organism prior to birth or hatching; "in the embryonic stage"; "embryologic development"
adj. beginning to develop; "inchoative stages"
adj. immature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage; "larval societies"; "larval crayfishes"; "the larval stage"
prepubertal, prepubescent
adj. (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth
adj. of an inactive stage in the development of some insects, between the larval and the pupal stages; "the prepupal stage"
adj. (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature; "the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy"
adj. of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage; "the pupal stage"
adj. not yet fully formed; "unformed still in body and mind"
adj. characteristic of a baby; "babyish tears and petulance"
infantile, childish
adj. indicating a lack of maturity; "childish tantrums"; "infantile behavior"
callow, inexperienced, unsophisticated, naive
adj. lacking practical experience or training
infant, baby
adj. (used of living things esp persons) in an early period of life, development, or growth
boylike, schoolboyish, boyish
adj. befitting or characteristic of a young boy; "a boyish grin"; "schoolboyish pranks"
childly, childlike
adj. befitting a young child; "childlike charm"
adj. expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the negotiations"
adj. susceptible to alteration by development and experience; "formative years"
schoolgirlish, girlish
adj. befitting or characteristic of a young girl; "girlish charm"; "a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear"
adj. including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"
adj. small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); "a nice little job"; "bless your little heart"; "my dear little mother"; "a sweet little deal"; "I'm tired of your petty little schemes"; "filthy little tricks"; "what a nasty little situation"
adj. recently born; "a newborn infant"
puppylike, puppyish
adj. characteristic of a puppy
adj. young and immature; "at a tender age"
adj. somewhat young
young, vernal, youthful
adj. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age"

Antonyms (4)

grownup, adult
n. a fully developed person from maturity onward
adj. having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
adj. characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"


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