“With adolescent brain development, one of the last things to develop is impulse control,” says Corcoran.
You can almost hear the adolescent tittering in the background.
Julia Fedor of the Illinois Caucus for adolescent Health cites a "three time's a charm" rule for getting the hang of it.
Once again, an autobiographical strain is evident in his work; it was as if he were revisiting his own adolescent sexuality.
As an adolescent Breivik tried to join violent and criminal gangs then emerging in Oslo, but always failed.
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.