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Another word for young

Adjective
  1. Being in an early period of growth or development

  2. See also:

    youth

Another word for young

Noun
  1. Young people collectively

  2. See also:

    youth

  3. The offspring, as of an animal or a bird, for example, that are the result of one breeding season

  4. See also:

    kin

Synonym Study

  • Adolescent applies to one in the period between puberty and maturity and especially suggests the awkwardness, emotional instability, etc. of this period adolescent yearnings
  • Puerile implies reference to adults who unbecomingly display the immature qualities of a child puerile petulance
  • Juvenile applies to that which relates to, is suited to, or is intended for young persons juvenile delinquency, behavior, books, etc.
  • Youthful applies to one who is, or appears to be, in the period between childhood and maturity or to that which is appropriate to such a person a youthful executive, youthful hopes
  • young blood
  • Young is the general word for one in an early period of life and variously connotes the vigor, strength, immaturity, etc. of this period a young child, man, etc.