juvenile juvenile  /ˈdʒu və nəl/


  1. (n) a young person, not fully developed
  2. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
  3. (adj) displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity


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  1. PTI photographer Steve Liss travels to a juvenile detention center in Laredo, Texas, and meets with the children incarcerated inside.
  2. A new Canadian study adds to the evidence that punishing troubled teens within the juvenile-justice system exacerbates their bad behavior.
  3. If it's not the biggest scandal in American legal history, many are calling it at least the darkest day for the country's troubled juvenile-justice system.


  1. Juvenile charged with five burglaries

    A Harrisburg juvenile has been arrested and charged with five burglaries in the area of South Main Street and Robinson Street June 13.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Harrisburg Daily Register

  2. Juvenile walks into 'hail of bullets'

    A juvenile walked into a “hail of bullets” on a street in Winton Hills according to Cincinnati police.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WCPO Cincinnati

  3. Juvenile allegedly raped in Clarksville's Summit Heights

    A Clarksville juvenile told police Tuesday that she was raped at a Summit Heights residence after two men gave her a dizzying drink following this year's Rivers & Spires Festival, according to a police report.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Leaf Chronicle


  1. "It's very juvenile," Krzyzewski said when asked about it. "We have great kids. They go to school. They graduate. If we're going to be despised or hated because we go to school and we want to win, you know what? That's your problem."
    on Apr 5, 2010 By: Mike Krzyzewski Source: CNN

  2. "It is proper that we acknowledge the overwhelming weight of international opinion against the juvenile death penalty, resting in large part on the understanding that the instability and emotional imbalance of young people may often be a factor in...
    on Mar 1, 2005 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. Mr Phillips told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show: "I think it is an absolute disgrace. As a former president of the National Union of Students I'm ashamed that this has happened. This is not a question of freedom of speech, this is a juvenile provocation."
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Trevor Phillips Source: ic Wales

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