adolescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested 1482, from Middle French adolescent, from Latin adolescentem, accusative form of adolescens, present participle of adolescere (to become adult, grow up), from ad- (to) + alescere (to grow or become nourished). The adjective first appeared in 1785.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ăd'əlĕsʹənt, IPA(key): /ˌædəˈlɛsənt/

Adjective[edit]

adolescent (not comparable)

  1. Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.
    • Cowper
      Schools, unless discipline were doubly strong, / Detain their adolescent charge too long.

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Noun[edit]

adolescent (plural adolescents)

  1. A teenager; a juvenile after puberty.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adulēscēns.

Adjective[edit]

adolescent m, f (masculine and feminine plural adolescents)

  1. adolescent

Noun[edit]

adolescent m, f (plural adolescents)

  1. teenager

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

adolescent m, f (plural adolescenten, diminutive adolescentje n)

  1. adolescent

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

adolescent m (feminine adolescente, masculine plural adolescents, feminine plural adolescentes)

  1. adolescent

Noun[edit]

adolescent m (plural adolescents, feminine adolescente)

  1. adolescent

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

adolescent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of adolescō