Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of an adult

Etymologies

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adult +‎ -like

Examples

  • In fact, it was his strength that fed my ability to get through each moment and his adultlike equanimity that inspired me to stay calm.

    The Beauty of Love

  • Walking becomes more adultlike with a heel-to-toe gait.

    Turning On The Motor

  • "We know that teens aspire to be adultlike," Healton says.

    All Cigarettes To Be Recalled! (Just Kidding)

  • BRAZILE: Look, I think Senator Biden and Senator Levin should sit down with Senator Warner and work out the language, so that we can have a bipartisan resolution next week on the floor, a very honest debate, adultlike debate.

    CNN Transcript Jan 25, 2007

  • He wanted to pick up the sledgehammer and smash something, but that wasn't very adultlike behavior, and he was an adult.

    Winter Soldier

  • With kids, even adultlike kids, there comes a time when reasoning must end, when you as parent must say, in effect, These are my reasons.

    You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!

  • Then, to my adultlike chagrin, the observation was removed.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • "No cosmetic Botox, no fillers, no lipo, no Brazilian bikini waxes and no laser skin rejuvenation for children" - nothing that aims to make inappropriately adultlike or sexual changes.

    USATODAY.com News - Top Stories

  • The gang (which includes effective voice portrayals from Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Dano and Chris Cooper) is less wild than they are unhappy, and there are some very adultlike gripes and resentments running through the creature community when Max arrives.

    Wild Thing, I Wish I Loved You

  • Freddy’s mother didn’t just use him for an inappropriate adultlike friendship.

    When He's Married to Mom

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