Definition of adultness in English:

adultness

Pronunciation: /ˈadʌltnəs//əˈdʌltnəs/

noun

  • [mass noun] The possession of adult qualities such as emotional maturity or responsibility.

    • ‘There's a formidable, unflinching adultness about Steely Dan, especially late Steely Dan, which is immensely impressive.’
    • ‘The debate should proceed from the premise that adult education must above all be a vehicle for enhancing adultness.’
    • ‘The depth and adultness of Connie, however, may well be more due to the stunning performance of Diane Lane than to the script or to Lyne's direction.’
    • ‘The amount of emotional space it takes to have a feeling of adultness and autonomy will vary from relationship to relationship.’
    • ‘Can the degree or quality of an individual's adultness be assessed?’
    • ‘When Rock Hudson and Doris Day shared fume and frustration in their prolonged comedic foreplay, there was a hint of adultness about it.’
    sense of responsibility, sense, level-headedness, responsibleness, matureness, wisdom, adultness
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Pronunciation:

adultness

/ˈadʌltnəs//əˈdʌltnəs/