The word "youth" is a noun that refers to a period of time when a person is young, or the word "youth" describes a personal quality:

  • Maria’s youth disappeared once she had children.
  • The managers of that company are going for youth in the people they hire.
  • In his youth, Jose was a good baseball player.
  • Selma hasn’t lost her youth. She’s 46 years old, but she looks twenty years younger than that.
  • What he lacks in experience he can make up for with his youth.
  • There are many things that you can do in your youth that you can’t do as you get older.
  • Enjoy your youth!


To make an adjective, add "ful" to the end of this word:

  • She has a very youthful appearance.
  • Teaching children her entire life has kept her feeling youthful and imaginative.
  • Despite having reached the age of 92, Theresa’s grandmother still acts in a youthful manner.

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This page was first published on August 28, 2012. It was updated on June 26, 2015.