adolescence

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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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The answer," he says, "is to use the law and regulation to force the Internet out of its prolonged adolescence.
While males are shiftless, encouraged to enjoy a prolonged adolescence that resembles a not-funny version of an Adam Sandler movie, we're getting on with life, finding jobs, and raising our families.
It vows to excavate equities from the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today's prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults,'' Will wrote.