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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 youth·ful /ˈjuθfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Youth·ful a.
 1. Not yet mature or aged; young.  “Two youthful knights.” --Dryden. Also used figuratively.  “The youthful season of the year.”
 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.”
 3. Fresh; vigorous, as in youth.
    After millions of millions of ages . . . still youthful and flourishing.   --Bentley.
 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.”
 -- Youth*ful*ly, adv. -- Youth*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh [syn: vernal]