Definition of nonage in English:

nonage

noun

formal
  • The period of a person's immaturity or youth.

    • ‘But Strawson does not give a sufficiently illuminating account of the general capacities that are absent or compromised in such conditions as nonage or insanity, in virtue of which our reactive attitudes are affected.’
    • ‘Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage.’
    youth, early years, early days, early life, infancy, babyhood, boyhood, girlhood, pre-teens, prepubescence, adolescence, teens, teenage years, young adulthood, immaturity
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French nonage, from non- ‘non-’ + age ‘age’.

Pronunciation

nonage

/ˈnəʊnɪdʒ//ˈnɒnɪdʒ/