ETYM Latin adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the inchoative olescere to grow: cf. French adolescent. Related to Adult.
1. Being of the age 13 through 19; SYN. teen, teenage, teenaged.
2. Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; SYN. jejune, juvenile, puerile.
3. In the state of development between puberty and maturity.
4. Relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent.
1. Being or befitting or characteristic of an infant; SYN. infant, infantile.
2. (Of crops) Harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; SYN. new, young.
1. Full of bloom
2. Covered with bloom
3. Showing freshness or vitality
ETYM Old Eng. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to Dutch kaal, Old High Germ. chalo, German Kuhl; cf. Latin calvus.
Lacking experience of life; SYN. inexperienced, naive, unsophisticated.
1. Not fully developed or mature; SYN. unripe, unripened, immature.
2. Similar to the color of fresh grass; SYN. greenish, light-green, dark-green.
ETYM Latin juvenilis, from juvenis young; akin to Eng. young: cf. French juvénile, juvénil. Related to Young.
Of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children.
Sinonimi: unexampled | new to
(Homonym: gnu, knew, nu).
1. Having no previous example or precedent or parallel; SYN. unexampled.
2. (Often followed by 'to') Unfamiliar; SYN. new to.
3. Not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered.
4. Unaffected by use or exposure.
5. Other than the former one; different.
Sinonimi: runty | shrimpy
1. (Used especially of persons) Of inferior size; SYN. runty, shrimpy.
2. Inferior in strength or significance
Sinonimi: fledgeless | unvaned | immature
1. (Of an arrow) Not equipped with feathers; SYN. fledgeless, unvaned.
2. (Of birds) Not yet having developed feathers; SYN. immature.
ETYM Latin vernalis, from vernus vernal, ver spring; akin to Greek ear, Skr. vasanta, Icel. vâr, and Eng. Easter, east.
Of or relating to spring.
Of or characteristic of or occurring in spring; SYN. springlike.
Pertaining or belonging to spring (season).
1. (Used of living things especially persons) In an early period of life or development or growth; SYN. immature.
2. Immature; behaving or appearing young.
Suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; SYN. vernal.