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 for youthful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Youthful \Youth"ful\, a.
     1. Not yet mature or aged; young. "Two youthful knights."
        --Dryden. Also used figuratively. "The youthful season of
        the year." --Shak.
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     2. Of or pertaining to the early part of life; suitable to
        early life; as, youthful days; youthful sports. "Warm,
        youthful blood." --Shak. "Youthful thoughts." --Milton.
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     3. Fresh; vigorous, as in youth.
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              After millions of millions of ages . . . still
              youthful and flourishing.             --Bentley.
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     Syn: Puerile; juvenile.
     Usage: Youthful, Puerile, Juvenile. Puerile is always
            used in a bad sense, or at least in the sense of what
            is suitable to a boy only; as, puerile objections,
            puerile amusements, etc. Juvenile is sometimes taken
            in a bad sense, as when speaking of youth in contrast
            with manhood; as, juvenile tricks; a juvenile
            performance. Youthful is commonly employed in a good
            sense; as, youthful aspirations; or at least by way of
            extenuating; as, youthful indiscretions. "Some men,
            imagining themselves possessed with a divine fury,
            often fall into toys and trifles, which are only
            puerilities." --Dryden. "Raw, juvenile writers imagine
            that, by pouring forth figures often, they render
            their compositions warm and animated." --Blair.
            [1913 Webster] -- Youth"ful*ly, adv. --
            Youth"ful*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for
             his age" [syn: youthful, vernal, young]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "youthful":
     beardless, blooming, boyish, callow, florescent, flowering, flush,
     flushed, fresh, fresh as April, green, immature, infant, juvenal,
     juvenescent, juvenile, maiden, pink, puerile, rosy, rosy-cheeked,
     ruddy, unfledged, unripe, virgin, virginal, young, youngling,
     youthlike, youthy

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