adultly
adverb see adult I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • adultly — əˈdəltlē, ˈaˌd , aˈd , li adverb : in a manner typical of an adult you re too adultly serious Aldous Huxley adultly uncompromising …   Useful english dictionary

  • adultly — adverb In an adult manner, not childishly. Cant we all sit down and discuss this adultly, without the childish name calling? …   Wiktionary

  • adultly — adv. maturely, in an adult manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adultly — adult·ly …   English syllables

  • adult — I. adjective Etymology: Latin adultus, past participle of adolescere to grow up, from ad + olescere (from alescere to grow) more at old Date: 1531 1. fully developed and mature ; grown up 2. of, relating to, intended for, or befitting adults < an …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adult — adulthood, n. adultlike, adj. adultly, adv. adultness, n. /euh dult , ad ult/, adj. 1. having attained full size and strength; grown up; mature: an adult person, animal, or plant. 2. of, pertaining to, or befitting adults. 3. intended for adults; …   Universalium

  • 小大人儿 — xiǎodàrénr [adultly] 言谈举止像大人似的小孩儿 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • adult — [ adʌlt, ə dʌlt] noun a person who is fully grown and developed. ↘Law a person who has reached the age of majority. adjective fully grown and developed. ↘of, for, or characteristic of adults. Derivatives adulthood noun adultly adverb Origin C16:… …   English new terms dictionary

  • adult — adj. & n. adj. 1 mature, grown up. 2 a of or for adults (adult education). b euphem. sexually explicit; indecent (adult films). n. 1 an adult person. 2 Law a person who has reached the age of majority. Derivatives: adulthood n. adultly adv.… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”