One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the adult population of Great Britain’
mature, grown-up, fully grown, full-grown, fully developed, fully fledged, of age, having reached one's majority
in one's prime, in full bloom
2‘an adult movie’
sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, hard-core, soft-core, lewd, smutty, dirty, filthy, vulgar, crude, rude, racy, risqué, ribald, naughty, arousing, earthy, Rabelaisian, erotic, carnal, sensual, sexy, suggestive, titillating, spicy, raw, taboo, off colour, indecent, improper
informal porn, porno, blue, raunchy, steamy, X-rated, full-frontal, skin
British informal fruity, saucy, near the knuckle, near the bone
North American informal gamy
rare rank, ithyphallic, Fescennine, Cyprian
1‘the tent is just large enough for three adults’
grown person, grown man, grown woman, grown-up person, grown-up, mature person, mature man, mature woman, person of mature age
man, woman, gentleman, lady
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