1. juvenile

adjective. ['ˈdʒuːvənəl, ˈdʒuːvəˌnaɪl'] displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity.


  • immature
  • jejune
  • adolescent


  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male


  • iuvenilis (Latin)
  • iuvenis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Juvenile

  • senile

How do you pronounce juvenile?

Pronounce juvenile as ˈʤuvəˌnaɪl.

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How do you spell juvenile? Is it juvinile ?

A common misspelling of juvenile is juvinile

Sentences with juvenile

1. Noun, singular or mass
Baby and juvenile snakes have a lot of growing to do, and they shed more often than adults.

2. Adjective
Surgery to rotate the hip socket is useful for juvenile dogs, while some older dogs receive hip replacements.

Quotes about juvenile

1. My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it's my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There's no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
- Abby Wambach

2. I am a member of a fragile species, still new to the earth, the youngest creatures of any scale, here only a few moments as evolutionary time is measured, a juvenile species, a child of a species. We are only tentatively set in place, error prone, at risk of fumbling, in real danger at the moment of leaving behind only a thin layer of of our fossils, radioactive at that.
- Lewis Thomas, Fragile Species

2. juvenile-onset_diabetes

noun. severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease.


  • autoimmune diabetes
  • ketoacidosis
  • growth-onset diabetes
  • ketosis-prone diabetes
  • ketoacidosis-prone diabetes
  • autoimmune disorder
  • type I diabetes
  • autoimmune disease
  • diabetic acidosis
  • diabetes mellitus
  • DM
  • IDDM
  • insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

3. juvenile

noun. ['ˈdʒuːvənəl, ˈdʒuːvəˌnaɪl'] a young person, not fully developed.


  • someone
  • soul
  • juvenile person
  • nestling
  • ingenue
  • adolescent
  • preteen
  • kid
  • spring chicken
  • fry
  • teen
  • tyke
  • individual
  • small fry
  • youth
  • juvenile body
  • mortal
  • tiddler
  • tike
  • young person
  • teenager
  • child
  • stripling
  • person
  • minor
  • shaver
  • youngster
  • nipper
  • younker
  • somebody


  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert


  • iuvenilis (Latin)
  • iuvenis (Latin)