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adolescent

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The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
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English

Etymology

First attested 1482, from Middle French adolescent, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] adolescentem, accusative form of adolescens, present participle of adolescere, "become adult", "grow up", from ad-, to, + alescere, grow or "become nourished". The adjective first appeared in 1785.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ăd'əlĕsʹənt, IPA: /ˌædəˈlɛsənt/, SAMPA: /%{d@"lEs@nt/

Adjective

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  1. Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.

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Noun

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adolescent

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  1. A teenager; a juvenile after puberty

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French

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Adjective

adolescent

  1. adolescent

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