nonage, greenness, childhood, juvenescence, spring, minority, teens, developmental, girlhood, salad days, development, childish, early, babyish, boyhood, childlike.
youth (part of speech: noun)
coincides the first flowering of the fancy which, having emerged from its swaddling- clothes of childhood, is not yet sophisticated and rationalized.
- "Essay on the Creative Imagination", Th. Ribot.
To this we must presently return, but we may pause to note it here, as a faint light thrown over the obscurity of his adolescence.
- "Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France", Edmund Gosse.
It encourages unselfish comradeship, satisfies that " gang- instinct" which is a well- known character of adolescence,
and should leave no opening for self- consciousness, rivalry, and vanity in well- doing or in abnegation.
- "The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day", Evelyn Underhill.