Part of speech: noun

A youth.

Part of speech: adjective

Approaching maturity; pertaining to youth.

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Usage examples "adolescent":

  1. An adolescent may spend his days at craftwork and games, but he will have erotic dreams at nights. - "A Dominie in Doubt", 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", Honoré Willsie Morrow.
  3. For a moment Stern felt again the adolescent admiration and fellowship he had felt so strongly then. - "Martians Never Die", Lucius Daniel.