adulthood


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a·dult

 (ə-dŭlt′, ăd′ŭlt)
n.
1. One who has attained maturity or legal age.
2. Biology A fully grown, mature organism.
adj.
1. Fully developed and mature.
2. Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults: adult education.
3. Containing or dealing in explicitly sexual material; pornographic: adult movies.

[From Latin adultus, past participle of adolēscere, to grow up; see adolescent.]

a·dult′hood′ n.
a·dult′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adulthood - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developedadulthood - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
teens - the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20
mid-twenties, twenties - the time of life between 20 and 30
mid-thirties, thirties, thirty-something - the time of life between 30 and 40
forties, mid-forties - the time of life between 40 and 50
mid-fifties, fifties - the time of life between 50 and 60
legal age, majority - the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
prime of life, prime - the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
drinking age - the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages
voting age - the age at which a person is old enough to vote in public elections
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)
2.adulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturityadulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
matureness, maturity - state of being mature; full development
manhood - the state of being a man; manly qualities
parentage, parenthood - the state of being a parent; "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"
muliebrity, womanhood - the state of being an adult woman

adulthood

noun maturity, manhood or womanhood, majority, completion, fullness, maturation, full bloom, ripeness, full growth, matureness Few people maintain friendships into adulthood.
Translations
dospělost
aikuisuustäysi-ikäisyys
odraslost

adulthood

[ˈædʌlthʊd] Nadultez f, mayoría f de edad, edad f adulta

adulthood

[ˈædʌlthʊd] nâge m adulte
to survive into adulthood → vivre jusqu'à l'âge adulteadult literacy
modif
adult literacy classes → cours mpl d'alphabétisation pour adultes

adulthood

[, (US)]
nErwachsenenalter nt; to reach adulthooderwachsen werden

adulthood

[əˈdʌlthʊd] netà adulta

adulthood

n edad adulta
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The Youth, advanced to adulthood, proceeded to steal things of still greater value.
Poor mental health in childhood may lower the chances of success in adulthood, a new study suggests.
Reporting in the July 15 issue of JAMA Psychiatry, the Duke researchers found that children who had either a diagnosed psychiatric condition or a milder form that didn't meet the full diagnostic criteria were six times more likely than those who had no psychiatric issues to have difficulties in adulthood, including criminal charges, addictions, early pregnancies, education failures, residential instability and problems getting or keeping a job.
Cardiovascular health in adulthood is directly related to favorable psychosocial factors in youth, according to the results of a study conducted using a new metrics system developed by the American Heart Association.
Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way.
ISLAMABAD -- Individuals, who speak two or more languages, even those who acquired the second language in adulthood, may slow down cognitive decline from ageing, the research found.
People who came of age during economic recessions report and display fewer signs of extreme self-absorption than those who entered adulthood during relatively prosperous periods, says management professor Emily Bianchi of Emory University in Atlanta.
Clearly the role of marriage in fertility and family formation is now modest in early adulthood and the lofty place that marriage once held among the markers of adulthood is in serious question," sociologist Andrew J.
The research, which drew from a larger study begun in 1985, surveyed 178 women and 163 men through their transition to adulthood from age 18 to 25, again on their perceived stress levels at age 32, and on the quality of their intimate relationships at age 43.
Much of the time, of course, these traditions are less about actual adulthood, and more about the formality of declaring yourself an adult so you can make a supposedly adult commitment to your religion.
Tenders are invited for Provision of imua kakou-voluntary care to 21 services to young people ages 18 through 20 who have exited foster care & is intended to assist young people in their transition to adulthood.
And it shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes in adulthood faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood.