[ joo-vuh-nil-i-tee ]
/ ˌdʒu vəˈnɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural ju·ve·nil·i·ties.

juvenile state, character, or manner.
juvenilities, youthful qualities or acts.
an instance of being juvenile.

Origin of juvenility

First recorded in 1615–25; juvenile + -ity
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/ (ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality or condition of being juvenile, esp of being immature
(often plural) a juvenile act or manner
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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