Synonyms of adolescent
1 youngDictionary • adolescent rebellion
teenage • One in four teenage girls now smoke.
childish • I've never seen such selfish and childish behaviour.
immature • You're just being childish and immature.
boyish • He has a boyish enthusiasm for life.
girlish • a little girlish giggle
puerile • puerile schoolboy humour
in the springtime of life
2 immatureDictionary • An adolescent boy should have an adult in whom he can confide.
immature • The birds were in immature plumage.
young • I was still too young to understand what was going on.
juvenile • a scheme to lock up persistent juvenile offenders
youthful • youthful enthusiasm and high spirits
teenagerDictionary • Adolescents are happiest with small groups of close friends.
teenager • As a teenager he attended the local high school.
girl • a pretty twenty-year-old girl
boy • I knew him when he was just a little boy.
kid (informal) • All the kids in my class could read.
youth • gangs of youths who broke windows and looted shops
lad • a lad of his age
minor • The approach has virtually ended cigarette sales to minors.
youngster • Other youngsters are not so lucky.
juvenile • The number of juveniles in the general population has fallen.
lass • She's a Lancashire lass from Longton, near Preston.
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boyA boy is a child who will grow up to be a man.
• I knew him when he was just a little boy.
boyishIf you describe a man as boyish, you mean that he is like a boy in his appearance or behaviour, and you find this characteristic quite attractive.
• He has a boyish enthusiasm for life.
• I've never seen such selfish and childish behaviour.
Thesaurus for adolescent from the Collins English Thesaurus