middlescence

[mid-l-es-uh ns]

noun

the middle-age period of life, especially when considered a difficult time of self-doubt and readjustment.

Origin of middlescence

1960–65; blend of middle and adolescence
Related formsmid·dl·es·cent, adjective
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