Definition of adolescent


  • relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent; "adolescent problems".
  • being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers", "the teen years". Synonyms: teen, teenage, teenaged.
  • displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity", "jejune responses to our problems", "their behavior was juvenile", "puerile jokes". Synonyms: jejune, juvenile, puerile.
  • in the state of development between puberty and maturity; "adolescent boys and girls".


Related words

chebab, mod, pachuco, punk, rocker.

Rhymes with adolescent

acquiescent, antidepressant, convalescent, crescent, depressant, effervescent, evanescent, fluorescent, fluorescent, incandescent, incessant, iridescent, luminescent, obsolescent, quiescent, suppressant.

Start with adolescent

adolescently, adolescents.

End with adolescent

subadolescent, postadolescent, preadolescent.

More information about adolescent

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • adolescent is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • adolescent is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • adolescent is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 16 points
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