1. adulthood

noun. ['əˈdʌltˌhʊd'] the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed.


  • maturity
  • adult
  • teens
  • middle age
  • twenties
  • mid-thirties
  • mid-forties
  • thirties
  • time of life
  • voting age
  • majority
  • forties
  • mid-twenties
  • drinking age
  • prime
  • mid-fifties
  • thirty-something
  • fifties
  • prime of life


  • inferior
  • empty
  • last
  • human


  • -hood (English)
  • -had (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • adult (English)
  • adulte (French)

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Rhymes with Adulthood

  • babyhood
  • boyhood
  • brotherhood
  • childhood
  • estatehood
  • falsehood
  • fatherhood
  • girlhood
  • knighthood
  • likelihood
  • livelihood
  • manhood
  • moshood
  • motherhood
  • nationhood
  • neighborhood
  • orahood
  • parenthood
  • robinhood
  • sainthood

How do you pronounce adulthood?

Pronounce adulthood as əˈdəlˌthʊd.

US - How to pronounce adulthood in American English

UK - How to pronounce adulthood in British English

Sentences with adulthood

1. Verb, base form
Most hatchlings do not live to adulthood, and most adults die in the first year.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You'll know you've reached peak adulthood when you finally figure out where to place your kitchen towels.

3. Predeterminer
During adulthood the body slows down lactase production.

Quotes about adulthood

1. In a basic sense, 'A Little Life' is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It's a different version of adulthood, but it's no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else's.
- Hanya Yanagihara

2. Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.
- Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

3. Despite the fact that I have no regrets about how things turned out in my life, I still can't help wanting to understand my intense relationship with Leo, as well as that turbulent time between adolescence and adulthood when everything feels raw and invigorating and scary-and why those feelings are all coming back to me now.
- Emily Giffin, Love the One You're With

2. adulthood

noun. ['əˈdʌltˌhʊd'] the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity.


  • maturity
  • parentage
  • womanhood
  • parenthood
  • muliebrity
  • matureness


  • mature
  • immature
  • greenness
  • minor


  • -hood (English)
  • -had (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • adult (English)
  • adulte (French)