Youthful

  • 1 Youthful — Youth ful, a. 1. Not yet mature or aged; young. Two youthful knights. Dryden. Also used figuratively. The youthful season of the year. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the early part of life; suitable to early life; as, youthful days;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 youthful — youthful, juvenile, puerile, boyish, virgin, virginal, maiden are comparable when they mean relating to or characteristic of one who is between childhood and adulthood; although their basic meaning is the same, they are seldom interchangeable… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 youthful — index inexperienced, juvenile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 youthful — (adj.) 1560s, from YOUTH (Cf. youth) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Youthfulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 youthful — [adj] new, immature active, adolescent, boyish, budding, buoyant, callow, childish, childlike, enthusiastic, fresh, full of life, girlish, green*, inexperienced, infant, juvenile, keen, pubescent, puerile, tender, underage, vernal, vigorous,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 youthful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) young or seeming young. 2) characteristic of young people. DERIVATIVES youthfully adverb youthfulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 youthful — [yo͞oth′fəl] adj. 1. young; possessing youth; not yet old or mature 2. of, characteristic of, or suitable for youth 3. fresh; vigorous; active 4. new; early; in an early stage 5. Geol. YOUNG (sense 8) SYN. YOUNG youthfully …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 youthful — adjective Date: 1557 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of youth < youthful inexperience > 2. being young and not yet mature 3. marked by or possessing youth < youthful dancers > 4. having the vitality or freshness of youth ; vigorous < my… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 youthful — youth|ful [ˈju:θfəl] adj 1.) typical of young people, or seeming young youthful enthusiasm/energy/vigour youthful appearance/looks/complexion ▪ She has managed to maintain her youthful appearance. 2.) young ▪ The photo shows a smiling, youthful… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 youthful — youth|ful [ juθfəl ] adjective typical of young people: youthful enthusiasm/rebellion a. someone who is youthful has many of the positive qualities considered to be typical of young people: SPRY: an astonishingly youthful widow of 65 b. young: a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 youthful — [[t]ju͟ːθfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is youthful behaves as if they are young or younger than they really are. I m a very youthful 50. ...youthful enthusiasm and high spirits... Gary Glitter, 48, revealed the secret of his youthful looks.… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 youthful — adjective a youthful new leader Syn: young looking, spry, sprightly, vigorous, active; young, boyish, girlish; fresh faced, in the springtime of life, in one s salad days Ant: old, elderly •• youthful, adolescent, callow, immature, juvenile,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 youthful — UK [ˈjuːθf(ə)l] / US [ˈjuθf(ə)l] adjective 1) a) typical of young people youthful enthusiasm/rebellion b) someone who is youthful has many of the positive qualities considered to be typical of young people an astonishingly youthful widow of 65 2) …

    English dictionary

  • 14 youthful — adjective 1 typical of or having qualities typical of youth: youthful enthusiasm | She s over 50, but has a youthful complexion. 2 young: youthful soldiers youthfully adverb youthfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 youthful — youthfully, adv. youthfulness, n. /yoohth feuhl/, adj. 1. characterized by youth; young. 2. of, pertaining to, or befitting youth: youthful enthusiasm. 3. having the appearance, freshness, vigor, etc., of youth: She is 60 but her optimism has… …

    Universalium

  • 16 youthful — adj. 1 young, esp. in appearance or manner. 2 having the characteristics of youth (youthful impatience). 3 having the freshness or vigour of youth (a youthful complexion). Derivatives: youthfully adv. youthfulness n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 youthful — See young. See young, youthful …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 18 youthful — adj. Youthful is used with these nouns: ↑ambition, ↑appearance, ↑energy, ↑enthusiasm, ↑excitement, ↑exuberance, ↑folly, ↑indiscretion, ↑inexperience, ↑innocence, ↑look, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 youthful — youth•ful [[t]ˈyuθ fəl[/t]] adj. 1) characterized by youth 2) of or suggesting youth: youthful enthusiasm[/ex] 3) in an early period of existence 4) geo (of topographical features) having undergone erosion to a slight extent only • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 youthful — Synonyms and related words: beardless, blooming, boyish, callow, florescent, flowering, flush, flushed, fresh, fresh as April, green, immature, infant, juvenal, juvenescent, juvenile, maiden, pink, puerile, rosy, rosy cheeked, ruddy, unfledged,… …

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