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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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Example sentences of the word 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 containing the word 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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