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1. adolescence

noun. ['ˌædəˈlɛsəns, ˌædoʊˈlɛsəns'] the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood.

Synonyms

  • time of life
  • puberty
  • genital stage
  • youth
  • pubescence

Antonyms

  • immaturity
  • ripeness
  • legal age
  • teens

Etymology

  • adolescence (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • adolescence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Adolescence

  • convalescence
  • quintessence
  • phosphorescence
  • obsolescence
  • luminescence
  • evanescence
  • coalescence
  • acquiescence
  • senescence
  • essence

Example sentences of the word adolescence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your tongue grows with the size of your mouth as you develop from infancy throughout adolescence.

Quotes containing the word adolescence


1. My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics.
- Lee Atwater

2. My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics.
- Lee Atwater

3. Despite the fact that I have no regrets about how things turned out in my life, I still can't help wanting to understand my intense relationship with Leo, as well as that turbulent time between adolescence and adulthood when everything feels raw and invigorating and scary-and why those feelings are all coming back to me now.
- Emily Giffin, Love the One You're With

2. adolescence

noun. ['ˌædəˈlɛsəns, ˌædoʊˈlɛsəns'] in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood.

Synonyms

  • immaturity

Antonyms

  • adult
  • aged

Etymology

  • adolescence (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • adolescence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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