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Synonyms for adult
əˈdʌlt, ˈæd ʌltadult

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  1. adultadjective

    Of a human or animal, fully grown.

    grown up, big, fully grown

  2. adultadjective

    X-rated, XXXX, obscene, dirty, blue, XXX, pornographic, lewd

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adult

    man, woman

    youth, stripling, boy, child, infant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adult, grownupnoun

    a fully developed person from maturity onward


    juvenile person, juvenile, immature, unsexy

  2. adultadjective

    any mature animal


    juvenile person, juvenile, unsexy, immature

  3. adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownupadjective

    (of animals) fully developed

    "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"

    bountiful, magnanimous, full-grown, prominent, big, vainglorious, cock-a-hoop, braggy, heavy(p), giving, grownup, grown, large(p), enceinte, bounteous, liberal, self-aggrandizing, swelled, handsome, fully grown, braggart(a), with child(p), bighearted, expectant, heavy(a), great(p), large, bragging(a), bad, freehanded, pornographic, big(a), self-aggrandising, boastful, openhanded, gravid, big(p), crowing

    juvenile person, juvenile, immature, unsexy

  4. pornographic, adultadjective

    designed to arouse lust

    "pornographic films and magazines"; "adult movies"

    grownup, pornographic, fully grown, grown, full-grown, big

    juvenile, juvenile person, unsexy, immature

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adultadjective

    mature, grown up, full grown, of age, of mature age

  2. adultnoun

    person of mature age, grown up person

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "adult":

    adults, grown-up, adulthood, grownup, mature, adultes, grown

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  1. Carolyn Potter:

    She has described just the horror of all of it, and then, when she was able to leave the family home and felt like her siblings were safe... she ended up being trafficked as an adult and fell right back into it.

  2. Camila Alvarez:

    She's a young adult, being 18 in a new country where you probably just fled violence... don't know the language. Eighteen is not a sufficient age to be able to see for yourself like that.

  3. Ziming Xuan:

    We were able to demonstrate for the first time that across all the states (in the study) that gun laws reduce youth gun carrying by limiting or reducing adult gun ownership.

  4. Margaret Lowenfeld:

    Play is an essential function of the passage from immaturity to emotional maturity. Any individual without the opportunities for adequate play in early life will go on seeking them in the stuff of adult life.

  5. Julie Linton:

    What we know about the social determinants of health that can impact through someone's lifespan is that children are best able to achieve their dreams and survive trauma when they have access to safety and support and have a loving adult in their life that can shepherd them through childhood, these families are undergoing this treacherous journey feeling that they have no choice but to seek safety for their families elsewhere.

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