Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition of being young.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being young.

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  • noun The state or qualities of being young or youthful; youth.

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  • noun the opposite of oldness

Etymologies

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young +‎ -ness

Examples

  • You behave yourself, but keep them active, they need your "youngness" around them.

    Interlude, with Scarf

  • All this to the alien suggests something, a want of balance, a "youngness" perhaps.

    As A Chinaman Saw Us Passages from his Letters to a Friend at Home

  • Turn that whole idea of what "youngness" means on its head.

    The Bilerico Project

  • We chalked it up to comics keeping you young with their startling youngness.

    SPX 2009: The Critics Panel » Comics Worth Reading

  • “At my age, with all the vexations of youngness so far behind me!”

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • The collection, which was shown to the music of Stevie Nicks, he said, "had a little bit of hippie-ness and romance … and I think a youngness and a contemporary-ness," he added.

    The Return Of Confidence

  • But he's got this newness and this youngness about him that I think appeals to Europeans as they look to see -- and they're very caught up in the election in the U.S. -- as they look to see, well, who's next?

    CNN Transcript Jul 24, 2008

  • However, he'll soon be wiser, so we must not be too severe with him; though I told him, the last time, I had rather he would not ask me so often; which was being almost too sharp, I'm afraid, considering his youngness; for one can't expect him to be an old man at once. '

    Camilla

  • I notice the youngness of feminist blogs in particular—it seems like issues affecting older women are routinely ignored.

    Alas, a blog » 2006 » June

  • I notice the youngness of feminist blogs in particular—it seems like issues affecting older women are routinely ignored.

    Feminist Bloggers Need to Be More Inclusive of Older Women

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