adolescent

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: ăd'əlĕsʹənt
  • IPA: /ˌædəˈlɛsənt/
  • SAMPA: /%{d@"lEs@nt/

Noun[change]

Singular
adolescent

Plural
adolescents

Adolescents
  1. (countable) An adolescent is an older human child who is sexually mature but is not an adult yet.
    A child 15 years old or older but less than 18 years old is an adolescent.
    The teacher worked mostly with adolescents.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
adolescent

Comparative
more adolescent

Superlative
most adolescent

  1. If something is adolescent it is typical of adolescents.
    The way he acted was so adolescent that he got no respect.