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) A person or animal that is older than a child but younger than an adult. Unlike teenager, adolescent does not mean an age in years; adolescent means someone who is changing from a child to an adult at any age.
    Some people are think a 23 year old is an adolescent.
    In some places a 13 year old might be called an adult, not 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.