juvenility (n.) 1620s, from L. iuvenilitas "youth," from iuvenilis (see JUVENILE (Cf. juvenile)).

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  • Juvenility — Ju ve*nil i*ty, n.; pl. {Juvenilities}. [L. juvenilitas: cf. F. juv[ e]nilit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Youthfulness; adolescence. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. The manners or character of youth; immaturity. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • juvenility — index adolescence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • juvenility — [jo͞o΄və nil′i tē] n. pl. juvenilities [L juvenilitas] 1. the quality or state of being juvenile 2. a childish action, manner, etc …   English World dictionary

  • juvenility — noun The state or quality of being juvenile The plant grew from juvenility to maturity in a week …   Wiktionary

  • juvenility — juvenile ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to young people, birds, or animals. 2) childish. ► NOUN 1) a young person, bird, or animal. 2) Law a person below the age at which ordinary criminal prosecution is possible (18 in most countries). DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • juvenility — noun (plural ties) Date: circa 1623 1. the quality or state of being juvenile ; youthfulness 2. a. immaturity of thought or conduct b. an instance of being juvenile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • juvenility — /jooh veuh nil i tee/, n., pl. juvenilities. 1. juvenile state, character, or manner. 2. juvenilities, youthful qualities or acts. 3. an instance of being juvenile. [1615 25; JUVENILE + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • juvenility — Synonyms and related words: adolescence, bloom, budtime, early years, florescence, flowering time, greenness, jeunesse, juvenescence, my burning youth, my green age, prime of life, puberty, pubescence, salad days, seedtime of life, spring,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • juvenility — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The time of life between childhood and maturity: adolescence, greenness, juvenescence, puberty, salad days, spring, youth, youthfulness. See YOUTH. Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing. See CONCERN. 6. Slang …   English dictionary for students

  • juvenility — ju·ve·nil·i·ty || ‚dÊ’uːvÉ™ nɪlÉ™tɪ n. youthfulness, childhood; youth; immaturity …   English contemporary dictionary

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