Complete Definition of "adolescent"

English

Etymology
First attested w:1482|1482, from MF. adolescent#French|adolescent, from L. adolescentem, accusative form of adolescens, present participle of adolescere, "become adult", "grow up", from ad-, to, + alescere, grow or "become nourished". The adjective first appeared in w:1785|1785.

Pronunciation
AHD|ăd'əlĕsʹənt, IPA|/ˌædəˈlɛsənt/, SAMPA|/%{[email protected]"[email protected]/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.

Related terms
adolescence
adult

Translations

Finnish: t+|fi|nuori
French: t+|fr|adolescent
Greek: έφηβος (efivos) m
mid
Portuguese: adolescente m and f
Slovene: mladoleten m, mladoletna f, mladoletno n
Telugu: కౌమార (kaumaara)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A teenager; a juvenile after puberty

Translations

Croatian: t-|hr|adolescent|m
Czech: dospívající m
Finnish: t+|fi|nuori
Japanese: 少女 (shōjo) f; 少年 (shōnen) m
mid
Portuguese: adolescente m and f
Slovene: mladoletnik m, mladoletnica f

Related terms
adolescence

Category:Age


French

Adjective
adolescent

  1. adolescent#English|adolescent

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