1. [ noun ] a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
Synonyms: teenager stripling
Related terms: juvenile young_buck punk_rocker rocker mod chebab pachuco adolesce
2. [ adjective ] relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent

"adolescent problems"

Related terms: adolescence
3. [ adjective ] being of the age 13 through 19
Synonyms: teen teenage teenaged

"teenage mothers" "the teen years"

Related terms: young
4. [ adjective ] displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
Synonyms: juvenile puerile jejune

"adolescent insecurity" "jejune responses to our problems" "their behavior was juvenile" "puerile jokes"

Related terms: immature
5. [ adjective ] in the state of development between puberty and maturity

"adolescent boys and girls"

Related terms: immature
Similar spelling:   adolesce