Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of adultness in English:
The possession of adult qualities such as emotional maturity or responsibility.
- 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?
- The debate should proceed from the premise that adult education must above all be a vehicle for enhancing adultness.
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