from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being juvenile; youthfulness.
  • noun Foolishly juvenile behavior or character; immaturity.
  • noun An instance of juvenile behavior.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being young; youthfulness, or a youthful manner or appearance.
  • noun Anything characteristic of youth; a juvenile act or idea; juvenile crudity or volatility; a youthful proceeding or performance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Youthfulness; adolescence.
  • noun The manners or character of youth; immaturity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being juvenile

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
  • noun the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person


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