juvenile

juvenile
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. youngster, minor, adolescent. —adj. puerile, young, undeveloped, immature; childish. See youth.Ant., mature.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Young]
Syn. youthful, adolescent, pubescent, tender, immature, infantile, growing, undeveloped, babyish, beardless, boyish, girlish, formative, budding, unfledged, teenage, junior, younger, developing, fresh, milk-fed, blooming, unweaned, unformed, plastic, green*, sappy*, kiddish*; see also young 1 .
Ant. old*, elder, elderly.
2. [Suited to youth]
Syn. immature, callow, puerile, childish; see childish 1 , naive , young 2 .
See Synonym Study at young .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
youngster, kid, boy, girl, youth, minor, teenager, adolescent, lad, lass.
II
a.
childish, young, immature, childlike, babyish, teenaged, adolescent, pubescent, undeveloped, inexperienced, naive, *wet behind the ears.
ANT.: adult, old, experienced
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Being in an early period of growth or development: green, immature, infant, young, youthful. See YOUTH. 2. Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity: babyish, childish, immature, infantile, puerile. See YOUTH. II noun 1. A young person between birth and puberty: bud1, child, innocent, moppet, tot1, youngster. Informal: kid. Scots: bairn. See KIN, YOUTH. 2. One who is not yet legally of age: child. Law: infant, minor. See LAW, YOUTH.

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