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youthful

[yooth-fuh l] /ˈyuθ fəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by youth; young.
2.
of, relating to, or befitting youth:
youthful enthusiasm.
3.
having the appearance, freshness, vigor, etc., of youth:
She is 60 but her optimism has kept her youthful.
4.
in an early period of existence; early in time.
5.
Physical Geography. (of topographical features) having undergone erosion to a slight extent only.
Origin of youthful
1555-1565
1555-65; youth + -ful
Related forms
youthfully, adverb
youthfulness, noun
preyouthful, adjective
unyouthful, adjective
unyouthfully, adverb
unyouthfulness, noun
Synonyms
1–3. See young.
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  • He turned from this to the witness, a somewhat raw, youthful policeman.

    In the Mayor's Parlour J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • He was thinking, with bitterness, of his own youthful indiscretions.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • She was still looking at him with the charm of youthful inquiry in her eyes.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • A feeling of sorrow and pity came over the youthful Perseus.

    The Gorgon's Head Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • youthful riders, men and women with bowls, and finely modelled garments are separated by small trees.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
British Dictionary definitions for youthful

youthful

/ˈjuːθfʊl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, possessing, or characteristic of youth
2.
fresh, vigorous, or active: he's surprisingly youthful for his age
3.
in an early stage of development: a youthful culture
4.
Also young. (of a river, valley, or land surface) in the early stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by steep slopes, lack of flood plains, and V-shaped valleys Compare mature (sense 6), old (sense 18)
Derived Forms
youthfully, adverb
youthfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for youthful
adj.

1560s, from youth + -ful. Related: Youthfulness.

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