They hold power and injure all who come into their view, not with overt malice, but adolescent ignorance.
You can almost hear the adolescent tittering in the background.
Once again, an autobiographical strain is evident in his work; it was as if he were revisiting his own adolescent sexuality.
I don't think that the original figure of the vampire is related to present-day romantic, adolescent vampires at all.
“I was worried our family would get torn apart,” Desirae recalled of her adolescent sense of powerlessness and desperation.
A nation passes out of its adolescent preoccupation with plans and with materials.
This then is the duality of my day and my night being: a duality so bitter to an adolescent.
Five years of teaching had demonstrated, to his satisfaction, that he could handle any adolescent.
But very few speakers could meet the needs of that adolescent age.
He was too refined, too tender-hearted, to indulge in the conventional dissipations of adolescent mankind.
mid-15c., "youth, young man," from Middle French adolescent (15c.) or directly from Latin adolescentem (nominative adolescens) "growing, near maturity, youthful," present participle of adolescere "grow up, come to maturity, ripen," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + alescere "be nourished," hence, "increase, grow up," inchoative of alere "to nourish" (see old). Adolesce was a back-formed verb used early 20c. by H.G. Wells, G.B. Shaw, Louis MacNeice, but it seems not to have taken.
1785, from Latin adolescentem (nominative adolescens) "growing, near maturity, youthful," present participle of adolescere "grow up, come to maturity, ripen" (see adolescent (n.)).
adolescent ad·o·les·cent (ād'l-ěs'ənt)
Of, relating to, or undergoing adolescence. n.
A young person who has undergone puberty but who has not reached full maturity; a teenager.