Origin of adult
Examples from the Web for adulthood
It is hardly a rejection of adulthood, rather a momentary escape from routine.Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal|Tim Teeman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moral duties and doubts of adulthood are swapped out for the histrionic creeds of adolescence.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel|Steve Almond|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As an adulthood now living out his passion, his dedication sometimes borders on obsession.
A basketball player in her teen years, Goldberg became a veteran of various exercise fads in adulthood.
And some people in the fashion industry want to make sure her legacy lives on well into adulthood.Why Tavi Gevinson Left Fashion; You'll Soon Be Able to Dress Like Barbie|The Fashion Beast Team|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the children have not been to blame for their dislike of law and their distrust of adulthood.
In mice in the earlier stages of adulthood, underfur of the dorsum is buffy at the tips and gray basally.Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys|Robert L. Packard
It leads, too, in due time, to a lack of reverence for adulthood.
Reproductive-wise, there is no question as to adulthood; each of the four females was pregnant.
We treat it simply as a privation because we are measuring it by adulthood as a fixed standard.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
British Dictionary definitions for adulthood
Word Origin for adult
Word Origin and History for adulthood (1 of 3)
"adult person," 1650s, from adult (adj.).
Word Origin and History for adulthood (2 of 3)
1530s (but not common until mid-17c.), from Latin adultus "grown up, mature, adult, ripe," past participle of adolescere "grow up, mature" (see adolescent). As a euphemism for "pornographic," it dates to 1958 and does no honor to the word.