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Adjective adolescent has 4 senses
  1. adolescent - relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent; "adolescent problems"
  2. adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged - being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"
    Antonym: old (indirect, via young)
  3. adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile - displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
    Antonym: mature (indirect, via immature)
  4. adolescent - in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls"
    mature (indirect, via immature)
Noun adolescent has 1 sense
  1. adolescent, stripling, teenager - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
    --1 is a kind of juvenile, juvenile person
    --1 has particulars:
     chebab; mod; pachuco; punk rocker, punk; rocker; young buck, young man
    Derived form: verb adolesce1
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