Younger vs Youthful - What's the difference?

younger | youthful |


As adjectives the difference between younger and youthful

is that younger is (young) while youthful is young or seeming young.

As a noun younger

is (rare) one who is younger than another.

younger

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (young)
  • Our neighbor spent his younger years in England.
    Reading this book takes me back to my younger days.

    Antonyms

    * elder * older

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rare) One who is younger than another.
  • * 1882 , L. H. Apaque, A baker's dozen (page 102)
  • Hugh and Charlie also played fairly well, so perhaps it was not wonderful that James, who had always regarded cricket as a childish waste of time, felt rather at a loss, and did not care to display his inferiority to his youngers .

    Antonyms

    * elder

    youthful

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Young or seeming young.
  • Characteristic of young people.
  • Synonyms

    * lively * sprightly * spry * young

    Derived terms

    * youthful river