Youthfulness vs Youth - What's the difference?

youthfulness | youth |

Youthfulness is a synonym of youth.

As nouns the difference between youthfulness and youth

is that youthfulness is the vitality characteristic of youth while youth is (uncountable) the quality or state of being young.




  • the vitality characteristic of youth
  • youth


    (wikipedia youth)


  • (lb) The quality or state of being young.
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  • *:Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.
  • (lb) The part of life following childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
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  • , volume=101, issue=1, page=62, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Father of Fractals , passage=Toward the end of the war, Benoit was sent off on his own with forged papers; he wound up working as a horse groom at a chalet in the Loire valley. Mandelbrot describes this harrowing youth with great sangfroid.}}
  • (lb) A young person.
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  • (lb) A young man.
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  • *:and then a youth appeared—no one quite knew where from or to whom he belonged—but he settled down with them in a happy-go-lucky way, and they all lived together.
  • (lb) (used in plural form ) Young persons, collectively.
  • Synonyms

    * (quality or state of being young) juvenility, youthfulness * (young person) adolescent, child, kid, lad, teen, teenager, youngster * (young man) boy, young man * adolescents, kids, teenagers, teens, young people, youngsters


    * (quality or state of being young) age, dotage, old age, senility * (young person) adult, grown-up

    Derived terms

    * fountain of youth * middle youth, mid youth * yoof * youth club * youth culture * youthful * youth hostel * youth worker * youthly * youthy