juvenility

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Noun[edit]

juvenility (countable and uncountable, plural juvenilities)

  1. The state or quality of being juvenile.
    The plant grew from juvenility to maturity in a week.
  2. juvenile behaviour, writing, etc.
    • 1828, The Eclectic Review (volume 1, page 574)
      The frantic fanaticism of this paragraph deprives us of all hope that Mr. Irving will, as we once fondly hoped, outgrow his juvenilities.