What does the word adolescent mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A youth.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Approaching maturity; pertaining to youth.

Usage examples for adolescent

  1. An adolescent may spend his days at craftwork and games, but he will have erotic dreams at nights. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  2. His blue Norfolk suit and his carefully chosen cap and linen restored a little of the adolescent look of which the flashy clothing of his own choosing had robbed him. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  3. For a moment Stern felt again the adolescent admiration and fellowship he had felt so strongly then. – Martians Never Die by Lucius Daniel