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juvenile

[ joo-vuh-nl, -nahyl ]
/ ˈdʒu və nl, -ˌnaɪl /
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adjective

noun

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Origin of juvenile

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin juvenīlis “youthful,” equivalent to juven(is) “youthful” + -īlis adjective suffix; see -ile

synonym study for juvenile

1. See young.

OTHER WORDS FROM juvenile

ju·ve·nile·ly, adverbpre·ju·ve·nile, adjectiveun·ju·ve·nile, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH juvenile

jejune, juvenile
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British Dictionary definitions for juvenile

juvenile
/ (ˈdʒuːvɪˌnaɪl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of juvenile

juvenilely, adverbjuvenileness, noun

Word Origin for juvenile

C17: from Latin juvenīlis youthful, from juvenis young
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