browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

youthfulmore about youthful

youthful


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Youthful  \Youth"ful\,  a. 
  1.  Not  yet  mature  or  aged;  young.  ``Two  youthful  knights.'' 
  --Dryden.  Also  used  figuratively.  ``The  youthful  season  of 
  the  year.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  early  part  of  life;  suitable  to 
  early  life;  as  youthful  days;  youthful  sports.  ``Warm, 
  youthful  blood.''  --Shak.  ``Youthful  thoughts.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Fresh;  vigorous,  as  in  youth. 
 
  After  millions  of  millions  of  ages  .  .  .  still 
  youthful  and  flourishing.  --Bentley. 
 
  Syn:  Puerile;  juvenile. 
 
  Usage:  {Youthful},  {Puerile},  {Juvenile}.  Puerile  is  always 
  used  in  a  bad  sense  or  at  least  in  the  sense  of  what 
  is  suitable  to  a  boy  only;  as  puerile  objections, 
  puerile  amusements,  etc  Juvenile  is  sometimes  taken 
  in  a  bad  sense  as  when  speaking  of  youth  in  contrast 
  with  manhood;  as  juvenile  tricks;  a  juvenile 
  performance.  Youthful  is  commonly  employed  in  a  good 
  sense  as  youthful  aspirations;  or  at  least  by  way  of 
  extenuating;  as  youthful  indiscretions.  ``Some  men, 
  imagining  themselves  possessed  with  a  divine  fury, 
  often  fall  into  toys  and  trifles,  which  are  only 
  puerilities.''  --Dryden.  ``Raw,  juvenile  writers 
  imagine  that  by  pouring  forth  figures  often  they 
  render  their  compositions  warm  and  animated.'' 
  --Blair.  --  {Youth"ful*ly},  adv  --  {Youth"ful*ness}, 
  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  youthful 
  adj  :  suggestive  of  youth;  vigorous  and  fresh  [syn:  {vernal}] 




more about youthful