as in adult
relating to or typical of adults; displaying proper maturity they have yet to find a grown-up way of handling their marital problems

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grown-up

2 of 3

noun

grown up

3 of 3

verb

past participle of grow up

Thesaurus Entries Near grown-up

grown (in)

grown-up

grown up

Cite this Entry

“Grown-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grown-up. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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