Definition of 'adulthood'
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Indeed, they are the first postwar group not to have higher incomes in early adulthood than those born in the preceding decade. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Young adulthood is a transitional period for parents as well as for their adolescents. You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)The early stages of adulthood are welcome. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)Why do so many young people entering adulthood possess only a void where their emotions should be? Times, Sunday Times (2007)We examine the ways in which different societies deal with the transition from childhood to adulthood. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)Will it carry on into his adolescence or adulthood? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They would probably have survived only into young adulthood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So comedy helped him through adolescence and the bedsit years of early adulthood. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We tend to enter adulthood with something to invest and spend. Christianity Today (2000)The journey from childhood to adulthood is tortuous enough without the added complication of geopolitical catastrophe. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Twenty20 will move from adolescence to adulthood when it realises that the cricket can speak for itself. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Early adulthood leads to relationships and usually to marriage or some other form of committed relationship. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)And these risks increase as they enter adulthood. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Those who were obese in their adolescence were twice as likely to have high inflammation in their young adulthood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It cannot be good that so many people well into adulthood have been unable to afford homes of their own. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Childhood to adulthood and back again. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What we don't have is a similar drive for youngsters approaching adulthood. The Sun (2006)Not many of us will have experienced something quite as dramatic as this, but by adulthood most people have felt extreme fear at some time. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)It is about demographics, too, with a gigantic increase in workers and consumers approaching adulthood. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Fame or notoriety could hardly be worse, she knew, than what had passed for her childhood and chaotic approach to adulthood. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'adulthood'
British English: adulthood NOUN
Adulthood is the state of being an adult.
Few people nowadays are able to maintain friendships into adulthood.
Definition of adulthood from the Collins English Dictionary
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