[ UK /d‍ʒˈuːvənˌa‍ɪl/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒuvəˌnaɪɫ, ˈdʒuvənəɫ/ ]
  1. a young person, not fully developed
  1. of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
    juvenile fashions
    juvenile diabetes
  2. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
    jejune responses to our problems
    puerile jokes
    adolescent insecurity
    their behavior was juvenile
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How To Use juvenile In A Sentence

  • The pod of whales included several juveniles, five infants and two male adults trying to protect them.
  • He also worked as a counselor at a juvenile correctional detention centre.
  • When you come to the world of weblogs for the first time you will probably find to your horror that they are written by foul-mouthed illiterates, self-obsessed juveniles (of all ages), assorted bigots and swivel-eyed fruitcakes.
  • Patterns of adult body size are likely the evolutionary consequence of variation in juvenile survivorship among populations.
  • In 1998 and 1999, a 17-year-old male held at Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center in Powhatan County was investigated by state police for sex offenses with female staff there. Female Prison Staff Offenders in Two-thirds of Sexual Assaults | Impact Lab
  • In Nephila, increased male mortality during the adult search phase is almost exactly counteracted by reduction in juvenile male growth stages.
  • As a result, the juvenile justice system has emphasized rehabilitation, not retribution, requital, or punishment.
  • And then the next morning, they fingerprinted me and took me to juvenile hall.
  • We got a juvenile offender, family of devout Jehovah's Witnesses. We gotta be real careful here.
  • Since the reinstatement of capital punishment in 1976, seven states have executed a combined twenty-two juvenile offenders nationwide.
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