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Adult and adults

adult

noun

someone who is no longer a child and is legally responsible for their actions

adult

adjective

your adult life is the whole period of your life after you have become an adult

adult

adjective

involving people who are adults

adult

adjective

completely grown

adulthood

noun

the period of your life when you are an adult

coming of age

noun

the age at which someone is legally considered an adult

consenting adult

noun

someone who is legally old enough and is willing to take part in an activity, especially a sexual activity

grown-up

adjective

adult

grown-up

adjective

looking or acting like an adult or like a much older child

grown-up

adjective

for adults

kidult

noun

an adult who enjoys entertainment such as films or computer games that are intended mainly for children

majority

noun

the age at which someone is legally considered to be an adult, usually between 18 and 21 years old

man

noun

an adult male human

mature

adjective

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

mature

verb

to start behaving like an adult and become more sensible as you get older

maturity

noun

the qualities and behaviour that you would expect of a sensible adult

middle-aged

adjective

no longer young but not yet old

thirtysomething

noun

someone who is between the ages of 30 and 39

woman

noun

an adult female person

youngish

adjective

an adult who is youngish is fairly young and has positive qualities considered to be typical of young people

a grown man/woman

an adult: used especially for suggesting that someone is not behaving like an adult

come of age

to reach the age when you are legally an adult

in your fifties

aged between 50 and 59

young man/woman/person

used about adults who are not very old

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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