juvenility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n juvenility the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
    • n juvenility lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Juvenility The manners or character of youth; immaturity.
    • Juvenility Youthfulness; adolescence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n juvenility The state of being young; youthfulness, or a youthful manner or appearance.
    • n juvenility Anything characteristic of youth; a juvenile act or idea; juvenile crudity or volatility; a youthful proceeding or performance.
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Quotations

  • Ron Howard
    Ron Howard
    “You reach a point where you say you're not going to do juveniles any longer.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Why do social workers use five-syllable words when dealing with juvenile delinquents?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. juvenilitas,: cf. F. juvénilité,

Usage

In literature:

Juvenile Mission Circle of West Cong.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 3, March, 1889" by Various
You, a young husband, join the juvenile society of young women and girls, misses and young people, in the chamber of Madame Deschars.
"The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Berquin, Juvenile dramas, 2.
"Records of a Girlhood" by Frances Ann Kemble
Daily we more and more conform our plans to juvenile opinion.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
The diet they offer is not the natural diet for infant and juvenile minds.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
I was young then, and as green as a juvenile gosling.
"The Diving Bell" by Francis C. Woodworth
To the Duma there was left about as much real power as is enjoyed by the "governments" of our "juvenile republics.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
Every juvenile reader will see at a glance that his example is quite correct.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
The above popular and attractive series of New Juveniles for the Young, are sold together or separately.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
This object is not to be accomplished by adopting juvenile dress and kittenish ways.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
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In poetry:

When the Venerable Bede
Wanted to play Juvenile Lead
They said they would much rather
He took the Heavy Father.
"Clerihew – Bede" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
But a policeman captur'd the naughty boy,
And gave the goose to Smiggs,
And said he was greatly bother'd
By a set of juvenile prigs.
"The Christmas Goose" by William Topaz McGonagall
Brown shakes his head : ‘This is temper :
Mere spleen for loss of the last trick.'
Juvenile Mark mutters sagely (sic semper),
‘Great is the juice that is gastric.’
"Unpublished Poem I" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
In her juvenile anger, wherever she found,
She plucked, and she pulled, and she tore;
The poor passive sufferers bestrewed all the ground;
Not a weed of them all she forbore.
"Weeding" by Charles Lamb
I can't say which, come eventide,
More tedious I find;
Competing with the juvenile stride,
Or meeting the juvenile mind.
So I think it rorty, yes, and nifty,
To be with people over fifty.
"You Can Be A Republican, I'm A Genocrat" by Ogden Nash
The statesman, the patriot, the Christian, have found—
Though grants, schools, and teachers increase and abound—
For juvenile ignorance and vice there must come,
Best help, truest cure, from the Mother at Home.
"The Mother At Home" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Dravion Montalvo, of Carver Street, was arrested Tuesday and is being held without bail in the St Lucie County Jail after being transferred from the state's Juvenile Detention Center.
State Troopers have arrested and charged a juvenile with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist in south Baldwin County Sunday night.
In a three-page per curiam opinion released Wednesday by the Indiana Supreme Court, the justices reversed a juvenile's determinate commitment to the Department of Correction for committing what would be felony murder if committed by an adult.
As Armen Keteyian reports, juveniles are playing a big role.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested three Port Charlotte juveniles Saturday in connection with a burglary and theft of a $2,500 Yamaha dirt bike .
Discreet Cat JUVENILE RECORD.
Proceedings are closed to the public because it is a juvenile court case.
If you look at all Chicago arrests of juveniles in 2010, a fifth occurred on Chicago Public Schools property.
Prosecutors charged 44-year-old Joselito Valencia Danan, who owns Valleywide Driving School , with misdemeanor sexual battery of a juvenile.
(from Santa Anita reports) Wilko, a 4-year-old who has been winless since upsetting Afleet Alex in the 2004 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr.
Police arrest juvenile in connection with Harp's robbery.
Michigan Court Of Appeals Hears Arguments On Juvenile Lifer Case.
This juvenile female loggerhead sea turtle resident was transferred to a larger tank last Saturday, May 8, 2010, into the 2,000-gallon Patch Reef aquarium.
Louis Quatorze JUVENILE RECORD.
MPS grad to be honored this morning with Maggiore Youth Excellence Award from Governor's Juvenile Justice Commission.
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In science:

Also quite simple are the models of Partridge and Barton, Jan, Dasgupta, Heumann and H¨otzel with two self-organizing mortalities, for juveniles and adults.
The Penna Model of Biological Aging
Testing the dispersion of juveniles relative to adults: A new analytical method.
A New Family of Random Graphs for Testing Spatial Segregation
Testing the dispersion of juveniles relative to adults: A new analytical method.
Overall and Pairwise Segregation Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Testing the dispersion of juveniles relative to adults: A new analytical method.
New Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Testing the dispersion of juveniles relative to adults: A new analytical method.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
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