Youthful to Ywis
1. Not yet mature or aged; young. "Two youthful knights." Dryden. Also used figuratively. "The youthful
season of the year." Shak.
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.
3. Fresh; vigorous, as in youth.
After millions of millions of ages . . . still youthful and flourishing.Bentley.
Syn. Puerile; juvenile. 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
Youth"ful*ly, adv. Youth"ful*ness, n.
(Youth"hood) n. [AS. geoguðhad. See Youth, and -hood.] The quality or state of being a
youth; the period of youth. Cheyne.
(Youth"ly), a. [AS. geoguðlic.] Young; youthful. [Obs.] "All my youthly days." Spenser.
(Youth"some) a. Youthful. [Obs.] Pepys.
(Youth"y) a. Young. [Obs.] Spectator.
(Youze) n. [From a native East Indian name.] (Zoöl.) The cheetah.
(Yow) pron. You. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Yowe) n. [See Ewe.] (Zoöl.) A ewe. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] G. Eliot.
(Yowl) v. i. [See Yawl, v. i.] To utter a loud, long, and mournful cry, as a dog; to howl; to yell.
(Yowl), n. A loud, protracted, and mournful cry, as that of a dog; a howl.
(Yow"ley) n. [Cf. Yellow.] (Zoöl.) The European yellow-hammer. [Prov. Eng.]
(Yox) v. i. See Yex. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Y*pight") obs. p. p. of Pitch. See Pight.
(Yp"o*cras) n. Hippocras. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Y"pres lace`) Fine bobbin lace made at Ypres in Belgium, usually exactly like Valenciennes
(Yp*sil"i*form) a. [Gr. the name of the letter + -form.] (Biol.) Resembling the in appearance;
said of the germinal spot in the ripe egg at one of the stages of fecundation.
(Yp"si*loid) a. (Anat.) In the form of the letter Y; Y-shaped.