youthful etymology

English word youthful comes from English youth, English -ful

Detailed word origin of youthful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
youth English (eng) (countable) A young man.. (countable) A young person.. (uncountable) (used in plural form) Young persons, collectively.. (uncountable) 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 adulthood.. (uncountable) The quality or state of being young.
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
youthful English (eng) Characteristic of young people.. Young or seeming young.

Words with the same origin as youthful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful