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noun, plural ju·ve·nil·i·ties.
  1. juvenile state, character, or manner.
  2. juvenilities, youthful qualities or acts.
  3. an instance of being juvenile.
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Origin of juvenility

First recorded in 1615–25; juvenile + -ity
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Related Words for juvenility

prime, boyhood, juvenescence, minority, puberty, spring, ignorance, inexperience, greenness, innocence, immaturity, bloom, childhood, adolescence, girlhood, youthfulness, teens

Examples from the Web for juvenility

Historical Examples of juvenility

  • It was the oddest mixture of luxury and hardship, of juvenility and old age!

    Coaches and Coaching

    Leigh Hunt

  • I have elsewhere pointed out the juvenility and infatuation of this error.

    A Logic Of Facts

    George Jacob Holyoake

  • The period of juvenility was shamefully sacrificed to superstition.

    The System of Nature, Volume 2

    Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D'Holbach)

  • The hyperbole speaks well for the author's heart, but betrays his juvenility.

    John Greenleaf Whittier

    W. Sloane Kennedy

  • A son and daughter who had hardly passed the confines of juvenility, with the necessary attendants, formed his household.

British Dictionary definitions for juvenility


noun plural -ties
  1. the quality or condition of being juvenile, esp of being immature
  2. (often plural) a juvenile act or manner
  3. juveniles collectively
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Word Origin and History for juvenility


1620s, from Latin iuvenilitas "youth," from iuvenilis (see juvenile).

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