adolescent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

adolescent (plural adolescents)

  1. A teenager; a juvenile after puberty.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin adulēscēns.

AdjectiveEdit

adolescent m, f (masculine and feminine plural adolescents)

  1. adolescent

NounEdit

adolescent m, f (plural adolescents)

  1. teenager

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NounEdit

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

  1. adolescent

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

  1. adolescent

NounEdit

adolescent m (plural adolescents, feminine adolescente)

  1. adolescent

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VerbEdit

adolescent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of adolescō
Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 22:59