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juvenile


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Juvenile  \Ju"ve*nile\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  juvenilis  from  juvenis 
  young;  akin  to  E.  young:  cf  F.  juv['e]nile,  juv['e]nil.  See 
  {Young}.] 
  1.  Young;  youthful;  as  a  juvenile  appearance.  ``A  juvenile 
  exercitation.''  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  youth;  as  juvenile  sports. 
 
  Syn:  Puerile;  boyish;  childish.  See  {Youthful}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Juvenile  \Ju"ve*nile\,  n. 
  A  young  person  or  youth;  --  used  sportively  or  familiarly. 
  --C.  Bront['e]. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  juvenile 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  or  appropriate  for 
  children;  "juvenile  diabetes";  "juvenile  fashions" 
  2:  displaying  or  suggesting  a  lack  of  maturity;  "adolescent 
  insecurity";  "jejune  responses  to  our  problems";  "their 
  behavior  was  juvenile";  "puerile  jokes"  [syn:  {adolescent}, 
  {jejune},  {puerile}] 
  n  :  a  youthful  person  [syn:  {juvenile  person}]  [ant:  {adult}] 




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