Young vs. Youthful

Young vs. Youthful — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Young and Youthful

Youngadjective

Being in an early period of life, development, or growth.

Youthfuladjective

Characterized by youth; young

the youthful king.

Youngadjective

Newly begun or formed; not advanced

a young biotech company.

Youthfuladjective

Typical of or suggesting youth

youthful rebelliousness.

Youngadjective

Relating to, typical of, or suggestive of youth or early life

He is young for his age.

Youthfuladjective

In an early stage of development; new

a youthful nation.

Youngadjective

Lacking experience; immature

a young hand at plowing.

Youthfuladjective

(Geology) Young

a youthful streambed.

Youngadjective

Being the junior of two people having the same name.

Youthfuladjective

Young or seeming young.

a youthful butler

Youngadjective

(Geology) Being of an early stage in a geologic cycle. Used of bodies of water and land formations.

Youthfuladjective

Characteristic of young people.

youthful vivacity

Youngnoun

Young persons considered as a group; youth

entertainment for the young.

Youthfuladjective

suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

Youngnoun

Offspring; brood

a lioness with her young.

Youngadjective

In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.

a lamb is a young sheep;these picture books are for young readers

Youngadjective

At an early stage of existence or development; having recently come into existence.

the age of space travel is still young;a young business

Youngadjective

(Not) advanced in age; (far towards or) at a specified stage of existence or age.

How young is your dog?Her grandmother turned 70 years young last month.

Youngadjective

Junior (of two related people with the same name).

Youngadjective

(of a decade of life) Early.

Youngadjective

Youthful; having the look or qualities of a young person.

My grandmother is a very active woman and is quite young for her age.

Youngadjective

Of or belonging to the early part of life.

The cynical world soon shattered my young dreams.

Youngadjective

(obsolete) Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

Youngnoun

People who are young; young people, collectively; youth.

The young of today are well-educated.

Youngnoun

Young or immature offspring (especially of an animal).

The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.The lion's young are curious.

Youngnoun

An individual offspring; a single recently born or hatched organism.

Youngverb

To become or seem to become younger.

Youngverb

To cause to appear younger.

Youngverb

(geology) To exhibit younging.

Youngnoun

any immature animal

Youngnoun

United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

Youngnoun

United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)

Youngnoun

British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)

Youngnoun

United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)

Youngnoun

English poet (1683-1765)

Youngnoun

United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)

Youngnoun

United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)

Youngnoun

young people collectively;

rock music appeals to the youngyouth everywhere rises in revolt

Youngadjective

(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth;

young people

Youngadjective

(of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;

new potatoesyoung corn