adolescent adolescent  /ˌæ də ˈlɛ sənt/


  1. (n) a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
  2. (adj) relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
  3. (adj) being of the age 13 through 19
  4. (adj) displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
  5. (adj) in the state of development between puberty and maturity


  1. Research is revolutionizing our view of the adolescent mind: How To Spot A Troubled Kid Looking at teen issues in the wake of the Columbine tragedy.
  2. Self-conscious adolescents and worried parents know that a bad case of acne can cause more misery than many a more painful ailment; it can also end in serious psychological damage.
  3. The adolescent Tony picked up older boys and brought them home.


  1. Wooton: Parental denial is a destructive force

    Most people believe that recognizing a drug problem in an adolescent during times of crisis (arrests, problems at school, defiant behavior at home, even overdose) may appear to be easy. Television dramas and reality shows make it seem ever more commonplace.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Pomerado Newspaper Group

  2. Group Home For Girls Closing, 68 To Lose Jobs

    Nearly 70 full-time and part-time workers at a home for adolescent girls will lose their jobs when the Department of Children and Families closes Stepping Stone, a 26-bed facility in Waterbury.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  3. Why Craigslist's 'Casual Encounters' Is A Bad Spot To Catch Predators

    Venson Villapando had, in the words of his psychologist, a "normal" heterosexual interest in "adolescent and adult females." In 2009, he logged into Craigslist's "casual encounters" section and responded to an ad with the headline "looking to get by in hard time-w4m (hb)," where w4m stood for "woman for man" and "hb" stood for "Huntington Beach, California." The ad was posted by Detective Alan ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "One of the key challenges we've got is moving into this space earlier, tackling these issues earlier and focusing more on child and adolescent mental health issues," Mr Brumby said. "Some of the problems, like bipolar (disorder) and...
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: John Brumby Source: WA today

  2. Frontman Alex Turner revealed why they collaborated with Richard, saying: "He did the video for Fluorescent Adolescent, and it's just grown stronger ever since."
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Richard Ayoade Source: Powys County Times

  3. "Adolescent impulse control, planning and critical thinking skills are still not yet fully developed," said Yee. "Children have an extraordinary capacity for rehabilitation."
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Leland Yee Source: San Jose Mercury News

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