mature - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    behaving in the sensible way that you would expect an adult to behave. This is usually used about children and young people

    He’s more mature than the other boys in his class.

    That wasn’t a very mature thing to do.

    1. a.
      a mature adult is no longer young, and is considered to have the good qualities of an older person, for example the knowledge and experience of how to deal with particular situations

      This position would suit a mature P.A. with computer skills.

    2. b.
      the mature work of an artist, writer etc is produced when they are no longer young and have developed their skill to a high level
  2. 4
    a mature garden contains plants that have grown to their full size and has been looked after for a long time
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