Synonyms of 'adult'
in the sense of erotic
of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure
passionate and erotic love poetry
in the sense of filthy
The play was full of filthy foul language.
in the sense of hard-core
(of pornography) showing sexual acts in explicit detail
the availability of hard-core images online
in the sense of indecent
morally or sexually offensive
She accused him of making indecent suggestions.
in the sense of lewd
The embattled mayor apologized for making lewd remarks to reporters.
in the sense of mature
fully developed physically or mentally
Here is the voice of a mature man, expressing sorrow for a lost ideal.
in the sense of obscene
offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty
I'm no prude, but I think these photos are obscene.
in the sense of prurient
the film's harshly prurient and cynical sex scenes
in the sense of ripe
mature enough to be eaten or used
Always choose firm but ripe fruit.
Video: pronunciation of 'adult'
Thesaurus for adult from the Collins English Thesaurus