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adjective as in adult

noun as in adult

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I'd wanted to see it for months and felt very grown-up about the whole thing.

Belzberg had grown up learning about WWII and visiting Holocaust museums since she was a young girl.

For instance, Sesame Street parodied grown-up shows 30 Rock, Mad Men, and Downton Abbey.

The family had grown up dirt-poor, sharecropping the 20,000 acres of cotton that stretched out below Sand Mountain.

The third walks unsteadily, led by a grown-up holding his hand.

It may be fifty or a hundred centuries since men, although they were fully grown up, still went on trying to learn.

This new nexus of print has grown up in the lifetime of four or five generations, and it is undergoing constant changes.

Mademoiselle snatched it from the hand, which was very tiny, and pink, with dimples where grown up folk have knuckles.

They become more and more abundant as we approach this city, and are grown up to its very doors.

I've heard something concerning that, but of course he oughtn't hold such things against a man when he has grown up.


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On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grown-up, such as: developed, full-fledged, full-grown, fully developed, grown, and mature.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.