juvenility

[ joo-vuh-nil-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF juvenility

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JUVENILITY

It was the oddest mixture of luxury and hardship, of juvenility and old age!

I have elsewhere pointed out the juvenility and infatuation of this error.

The period of juvenility was shamefully sacrificed to superstition.

The hyperbole speaks well for the author's heart, but betrays his juvenility.

A son and daughter who had hardly passed the confines of juvenility, with the necessary attendants, formed his household.

He is a modest youth, who knows his juvenility, and seeks becoming guardianship.

“Some one young” had been his definition of her, and it was she who was to make things lively by reason of the said juvenility!

"Though probably you are hardly of an age to see it yet," says Dean, and he smiles at the juvenility of ambition.

Edgar was enthusiastically carolling 15 a ditty which was then popular among Bayport juvenility.

My father once took me—but I can not say at what period of my juvenility—into both houses of Parliament.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin iuvenilitas "youth," from iuvenilis (see juvenile).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JUVENILITY

school age

nounthe time when one attends compulsory school
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