Synonyms for adolescents

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-l-es-uhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæd lˈɛs ənt

Définition of adolescents

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "youth, young man," from Middle French adolescent (15c.) or directly from Latin adolescentem (nominative adolescens) "growing, near maturity, youthful," present participle of adolescere "grow up, come to maturity, ripen," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + alescere "be nourished," hence, "increase, grow up," inchoative of alere "to nourish" (see old). Adolesce was a back-formed verb used early 20c. by H.G. Wells, G.B. Shaw, Louis MacNeice, but it seems not to have taken.
  • noun person in puberty, preadulthood
Example sentences :
  • The most typical of these attacks are among children or adolescents.
  • Extract from : « A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I » by Various
  • Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the effects of drugs.
  • Extract from : « What Works: Schools Without Drugs » by United States Department of Education
  • And after all, even in England, even in Germany and Russia, there are more adults than adolescents.
  • Extract from : « Crome Yellow » by Aldous Huxley
  • Tuberculous onychia is met with in children and adolescents.
  • Extract from : « Manual of Surgery » by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Of what significance is the "gang spirit" to teachers of adolescents?
  • Extract from : « Principles of Teaching » by Adam S. Bennion
  • Adolescents can, do, and must—for the very simple reason that they have not yet had time to learn to react as adults.
  • Extract from : « Unwise Child » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The first is, that children are naturally receptive and responsive; the second, that adolescents are naturally idealistic.
  • Extract from : « The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day » by Evelyn Underhill
  • Adolescents, as a rule, begin early to take a great interest in their clothes.
  • Extract from : « Youth and Sex » by Mary Scharlieb and F. Arthur Sibly
  • It is all classed together, whether in adolescents or in hardened sinners, and one dose is applied.
  • Extract from : « Religion & Sex » by Chapman Cohen
  • Little children have very little power, adolescents a great deal, but it is the adult who excels in concentration.
  • Extract from : « How to Teach » by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy

Antonyms for adolescents

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