the transitional period between puberty and adulthood in human development, extending mainly over the teen years and terminating legally when the age of majority is reached; youth.
the process or state of growing to maturity.
a period or stage of development, as of a society, preceding maturity.
And that was the soul, very active in adolescence—like everything else.
Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies Ronald K. Fried October 8, 2014
And Shipka is especially skilled at conveying the confusion, awkwardness, and anger of adolescence.
Lifetime’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Review: The Incest Is There, The Strange Magic Is Not Andrew Romano January 15, 2014
Early lying proficiency may also be linked with good social skills in adolescence.
The Week in Fact-Checking Adam Hanft October 31, 2008
It only takes one really painful moment in your adolescence to stay with you forever.
Josh Schwartz on Life After Gossip Girl Joel Keller March 22, 2009
The strains of adolescence have rarely been summed up so succinctly.
Three Cheers for Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature Malcolm Jones October 9, 2013
In adolescence the processes of destruction are quick and sudden.
The Social Emergency Various
adolescence, the Gymnasium or Latin school, from twelve to eighteen.
History of Education Levi Seeley
They did, and he was converted at an early age before the tide of adolescence set in.
A Circuit Rider’s Wife Corra Harris
She felt she wanted to examine this record of her adolescence.
Too Old for Dolls Anthony Mario Ludovici
After adolescence I think there can be no doubt that masturbation is more common in women than in men.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) Havelock Ellis
the period in human development that occurs between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
“age following childhood” (especially the period from the 15th to the 21st year), early 15c., from Middle French adolescence (14c.), from Latin adolescentia “youth,” noun of state from adolescentem (see adolescent).
adolescence ad·o·les·cence (ād’l-ěs’əns)
The period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to complete growth and maturity.
The period of physical and psychological development from puberty to the onset of adulthood.
the transitional period between puberty and adulthood in human development, extending mainly over the teen years and terminating legally when the age of majority is reached; youth. the process or state of growing to maturity. a period or stage of development, as of a society, preceding maturity. noun the period in human development that occurs […]
growing to manhood or womanhood; youthful. having the characteristics of or of an adolescent. an adolescent person. Contemporary Examples They hold power and injure all who come into their view, not with overt malice, but adolescent ignorance. ‘Mad Men’ Highlights Invisible Black People and Stain of Racism Otis Moss III March 26, 2012 You can […]
- Adolescent medicine
adolescent medicine adolescent medicine n. The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of youth between 13 and 21 years of age. Also called ephebiatrics, hebiatrics.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”. Contemporary Examples The collapse of the bank coincided with the appointment of Adolf Hitler to the position of chancellor. Anne Frank’s Amsterdam Russell Shorto October 11, 2013 Every image reveals how wrongly the world has seen and judged Adolf Hitler. When Hitler Was a […]