Definition of adultness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈadʌltnəs/
Pronunciation: /əˈdʌltnəs/


[mass noun]
The possession of adult qualities such as emotional maturity or responsibility.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • When Rock Hudson and Doris Day shared fume and frustration in their prolonged comedic foreplay, there was a hint of adultness about it.
  • There's a formidable, unflinching adultness about Steely Dan, especially late Steely Dan, which is immensely impressive.

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