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1. adult

noun. ['əˈdʌlt, ˈædəlt'] any mature animal.

Synonyms

  • animal
  • creature
  • fauna
  • animate being
  • beast

Antonyms

  • worker
  • extrovert
  • debtor
  • nonreligious person

Etymology

  • adulte (French)
  • adultus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Adult

  • anhalt
  • aronhalt
  • awalt
  • daywalt
  • dewalt
  • ewalt
  • fornwalt
  • gotwalt
  • greenwalt
  • oswalt
  • outcalt
  • starwalt
  • stechschulte
  • steigerwalt
  • stierwalt
  • stirewalt
  • tumult
  • tybalt
  • zumwalt

How do you pronounce adult?

Pronounce adult as ˈædəlt.

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Sentences with adult


1. Noun, singular or mass
Be there as a neutral adult who listens to the child no matter what he wants to talk about.

2. Adjective
Creches are observed by adult members of the herd.

Quotes about adult


1. I usually give a book 40 pages. If it doesn't grab me by then, adios. With young adult books, you can usually tell by Page 4 if it's worth the time. The author establishes the conflict early, sometimes in the first sentence. The themes of hope, family, friendship and overcoming hardship appeal to most everyone.
- Regina Brett

2. I usually give a book 40 pages. If it doesn't grab me by then, adios. With young adult books, you can usually tell by Page 4 if it's worth the time. The author establishes the conflict early, sometimes in the first sentence. The themes of hope, family, friendship and overcoming hardship appeal to most everyone.
- Regina Brett

3. I see my upbringing as a great success story. By disciplining me, my parents inculcated self-discipline. And by restricting my choices as a child, they gave me so many choices in my life as an adult. Because of what they did then, I get to do the work I love now.
- Amy Chua

2. adult-onset_diabetes

noun. mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin.

Synonyms

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus
  • type II diabetes
  • adult-onset diabetes mellitus
  • NIDDM
  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes
  • maturity-onset diabetes mellitus
  • ketosis-resistant diabetes
  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes
  • diabetes mellitus
  • maturity-onset diabetes
  • DM
  • mature-onset diabetes

3. adult-onset_diabetes_mellitus

noun. mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin.

Synonyms

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus
  • type II diabetes
  • NIDDM
  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes
  • maturity-onset diabetes mellitus
  • ketosis-resistant diabetes
  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes
  • diabetes mellitus
  • maturity-onset diabetes
  • DM
  • adult-onset diabetes
  • mature-onset diabetes

4. adult

noun. ['əˈdʌlt, ˈædəlt'] a fully developed person from maturity onward.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • conservative
  • patrician
  • grownup
  • dolichocephalic
  • important person
  • pacificist
  • moderate
  • adult male
  • unemotional person
  • senior
  • pledgee
  • senior citizen
  • thoroughbred
  • moderationist
  • old person
  • centrist
  • match
  • sobersides
  • professional
  • type
  • caregiver
  • middle of the roader
  • stoic
  • liberal
  • progressive
  • militarist
  • individual
  • case
  • pacifist
  • eccentric
  • host
  • mortal
  • stay-at-home
  • adult female
  • man
  • person
  • conservativist
  • adult body
  • homebody
  • pledger
  • sophisticate
  • woman
  • ex-spouse
  • professional person
  • personage
  • brachycephalic
  • influential person
  • oldster
  • disarmer
  • golden ager
  • catch
  • character
  • man of the world
  • liberalist
  • Jack of all trades
  • warmonger
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • conservative
  • man
  • emotional person
  • liberal
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • adulte (French)
  • adultus (Latin)

5. adult

adjective. ['əˈdʌlt, ˈædəlt'] (of animals) fully developed.

Synonyms

  • grownup
  • big
  • mature
  • fully grown
  • full-grown

Antonyms

  • junior
  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • adulte (French)
  • adultus (Latin)

6. adult

adjective. ['əˈdʌlt, ˈædəlt'] designed to arouse lust.

Synonyms

  • sexy

Antonyms

  • male
  • loser

Etymology

  • adulte (French)
  • adultus (Latin)
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