From adult + -hood.
adulthood (usually uncountable, plural adulthoods)
- The state or condition of a human being once it has reached physical maturity, and is presumed to have reached a state of psychological maturity, to wit: once it has become an adult.
- Son, now that you have reached adulthood, you are in the time of your life during which you are expected to take responsibility for your actions and for your well-being.
- The time period of a human being's majority; the time during which a human being has reached physical maturity, and ending with its death.
- The boy entered adulthood by undergoing a rite of passage.
- The things learned in childhood will effect a person throughout its adulthood.
time of life
- Mandarin: 成年 (zh) (chéngnián)
- Czech: dospělost f
- Dutch: volwassenheid (nl) f
- Esperanto: adolteco, plenaĝo
- Finnish: täysi-ikäisyys (fi), aikuisuus (fi), aikuisikä
- French: âge adulte (fr) m, majorité (fr) f
- German: Erwachsenenalter (de) n
- Hebrew: בַּגְרוּת (he) f (bagrút)
- Hindi: वयस्कता f (vayaskatā)
- Ido: adulteso (io)
- Japanese: 成人であること (ja) (せいじんであること, seijin de aru koto)
- Latin: adulta aetas f
- Polish: dorosłość (pl) f
- Portuguese: adultez (pt) f
- Romanian: maturitate (ro) f, vârstă adultă f
- Russian: зре́лость (ru) f (zrélostʹ), взро́слость (ru) f (vzróslostʹ), совершенноле́тие (ru) n (soveršennolétije) (majority, full age)
- Spanish: edad adulta f, adultez (es) f
- Swedish: vuxendom c
- Turkish: yetişkinlik (tr)
- Uyghur: بالاغەت (balaghet)
- Volapük: daülüp