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adult

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of adult

  1. 1 relating to or typical of adults; displaying proper maturity <an adult reaction to the issue> Synonyms grown-up, mature Near Antonyms childish, infantile, kiddish Antonyms adolescent, immature

  2. 2 dealing in or with explicitly sexual material <an adult magazine> Synonyms mature, pornographic, porny, X-rated Related Words hard-core, soft-core; bedroom, erotic (also erotical), sexy, suggestive; bawdy, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, indecent, lascivious, lewd, lustful, nasty, obscene, ribald, salacious, smutty, unprintable, vulgar, wanton; immodest, kinky, prurient; earthy, racy, salty; indecorous, unbecoming; debasing, perverted, profane; naughty, wicked Near Antonyms priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, straitlaced (or straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decent, decorous, genteel, polite, proper, seemly Antonyms clean, G-rated

  3. 3 fully grown or developed <insects that are butterflies in their adult stage> Synonyms mature, full-blown, full-fledged, matured, ripe, ripenedRelated Words aged, aging (or ageing), long-lived, old, older; golden, mellowNear Antonyms blooming, blossoming, burgeoning, flourishing, flowering; undeveloped, unfinished, unfledged, unformedAntonyms adolescent, green, immature, juvenile, unripe, unripened, young, youngish, youthful


adult

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of adult

  1. a fully grown person <at the beach, the adults sat under broad umbrellas while the children splashed in the water> Synonyms grown-up Related Words middle-ager; ancient, elder, gaffer, graybeard, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizen Near Antonyms bairn [chiefly Scottish], child, cub, kid, moppet, tad, toddler, tot, tyke (also tike); baby, infant; adolescent, juvenile, minor, youngling, youngster, youth; preteen, preteen-ager, teen, teenager, teener, teenybopper, tween


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