adolescent Definition

  • 1a young person who is developing into an adult
  • 2relating to or typical of adolescence

Using adolescent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "adolescent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She works with adolescent girls who have experienced trauma.

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    He had a difficult time adjusting to the changes that come with adolescence.

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    Adolescent behavior can be unpredictable and impulsive.

adolescent Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for adolescent

Antonyms for adolescent

Phrases with adolescent

  • the study of the psychological changes that occur during adolescence


    Her research focuses on adolescent psychology and mental health.

  • a period of defiance and resistance to authority that is common during adolescence


    Many teenagers go through a phase of adolescent rebellion.

  • the physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that occur during adolescence


    Understanding adolescent development is important for parents and educators.

Origins of adolescent

from Latin 'adolescere', meaning 'to grow up'


Summary: adolescent in Brief

An 'adolescent' [ˌædəˈlesnt] is a young person who is developing into an adult. It is also used as an adjective to describe things relating to or typical of adolescence. Adolescents can exhibit unpredictable and impulsive behavior, and may experience a period of rebellion against authority. Phrases like 'adolescent psychology' and 'adolescent development' refer to the study of the psychological and physical changes that occur during this stage of life.

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