Youthless

youth

[yooth]
noun, plural youths [yooths, yoothz] . (collectively) youth.
1.
the condition of being young.
2.
the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.
3.
the time of being young; early life: His youth was spent on the farm.
4.
the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
5.
the first or early period of anything: The business, even in its youth, showed great potential.
6.
young persons collectively.
7.
a young person, especially a young man or male adolescent.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English youthe, Old English geoguth; cognate with Dutch jeugd, German Jugend

youthless, adjective


3. minority, immaturity. 7. youngster, teenager, adolescent, stripling, lad, boy.


1, 3. maturity.
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youth (juːθ)
 
n , pl youths
1.  the quality or condition of being young, immature, or inexperienced: his youth told against him in the contest
2.  the period between childhood and maturity, esp adolescence and early adulthood
3.  the freshness, vigour, or vitality characteristic of young people: youth shone out from her face
4.  any period of early development: the project was in its youth
5.  a young person, esp a young man or boy
6.  young people collectively: youth everywhere is rising in revolt
 
[Old English geogoth; related to Old Frisian jogethe, Old High German iugund, Gothic junda, Latin juventus]
 
'youthless
 
adj

Youth (juːθ)
 
n
Isle of Youth Former name: Isle of Pines, Spanish name: Isla de la Juventud an island in the NW Caribbean, south of Cuba: administratively part of Cuba from 1925. Chief town: Nueva Gerona. Pop: 80 600 (2002 est). Area: 3061 sq km (1182 sq miles)

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youth
O.E. geoguð "youth," related to geong "young," from W.Gmc. *jugunthiz, altered from P.Gmc. *juwunthiz (cf. O.S. juguth, O.Fris. jogethe, M.Du. joghet, Du. jeugd, O.H.G. jugund, Ger. Jugend, Goth. junda "youth;" see young) by influence of its contrast, *dugunthiz "ability"
(source of O.E. duguð). In M.E., the medial -g- became a yogh, which then disappeared. Youthful first attested 1561.
"They said that age was truth, and that the young
Marred with wild hopes the peace of slavery"
[Shelley]
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