Synonyms for adolescence

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-l-es-uh ns
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæd lˈɛs əns

Définition of adolescence

Origin :
  • "age following childhood" (especially the period from the 15th to the 21st year), early 15c., from Middle French adolescence (14c.), from Latin adolescentia "youth," noun of state from adolescentem (see adolescent).
  • noun state of puberty, preadulthood
Example sentences :
  • The urge of adolescence carries them away out of our detaining hands.
  • Extract from : « Women's Wild Oats » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • (e) The fourth period of education begins at fifteen, the period of adolescence.
  • Extract from : « History of Education » by Levi Seeley
  • Adolescence, the Gymnasium or Latin school, from twelve to eighteen.
  • Extract from : « History of Education » by Levi Seeley
  • But as this was at adolescence, the unrest of the youth should not be taken too seriously.
  • Extract from : « Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13 » by Elbert Hubbard
  • His smooth, rosy face had still the downy bloom of adolescence.
  • Extract from : « The Squirrel-Cage » by Dorothy Canfield
  • The years of his adolescence were one long struggle and battle against these two.
  • Extract from : « The Combined Maze » by May Sinclair
  • Virile in its adolescence, it had kept its youth in its maturity.
  • Extract from : « The Combined Maze » by May Sinclair
  • She felt she wanted to examine this record of her adolescence.
  • Extract from : « Too Old for Dolls » by Anthony Mario Ludovici
  • At seven, when he drew his first wages, began his adolescence.
  • Extract from : « When God Laughs and Other Stories » by Jack London
  • In my adolescence no women would have me, not even though I paid.
  • Extract from : « The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2) » by Charles de Coster

Antonyms for adolescence

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