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Meaning of "adultescent" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ADULTESCENT

adultescent  [ˌædəlˈtɛsənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADULTESCENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adultescent can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ADULTESCENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kidult

The portmanteau coinages kidult, rejuvenile, adultescent refer to adults with interests traditionally seen as suitable for children. It can also have other meanings, such as a parent who enjoys being a parent due to spending quality time with his or her children, but is reluctant to lay down the law or handle the more serious aspects of parenthood. An example is Robin Williams' character in Mrs. Doubtfire, a father who has fun with his children but is a poor disciplinarian and is seen by his wife as an irresponsible head of the household. In the past, psychology recognized the concept of puer aeternus, or "eternal boy", a person remaining emotionally at the adolescent level. In pop-culture it got the name the Peter Pan syndrome, after the archetypal "eternal boy", Peter Pan. However recently it is a growing recognition that for an adult to have interests traditionally expected only from children is not necessary an anomaly. The entertainment industry was quick to recognized the trend, and introduced a special category, "kidult" of things marketable for kids and adults alike.

Definition of adultescent in the English dictionary

The definition of adultescent in the dictionary is an adult who is still actively interested in youth culture. Other definition of adultescent is aimed at or suitable for adultescents.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADULTESCENT


adolescent
ˌædəˈlɛsənt
antidepressant
ˌæntɪdɪˈprɛsənt
crescent
ˈkrɛsənt
delitescent
ˌdɛlɪˈtɛsənt
depressant
dɪˈprɛsənt
effervescent
ˌɛfəˈvɛsənt
fluorescent
ˌflʊəˈrɛsənt
frutescent
fruːˈtɛsənt
incandescent
ˌɪnkænˈdɛsənt
incessant
ɪnˈsɛsənt
iridescent
ˌɪrɪˈdɛsənt
lactescent
lækˈtɛsənt
latescent
leɪˈtɛsənt
obmutescent
ˌɒbmjuːˈtɛsənt
obsolescent
ˌɒbsəˈlɛsənt
pearlescent
pɜːˈlɛsənt
prepubescent
ˌpriːpjuːˈbɛsənt
quiescent
kwɪˈɛsənt
senescent
sɪˈnɛsənt
suppressant
səˈprɛsənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADULTESCENT

adult education
adult education centre
Adult Training Centre
adulterant
adulterate
adulteration
adulterator
adulterer
adulteress
adulteries
adulterine
adulterise
adulterize
adulterous
adulterously
adultery
adulthood
adultly
adultness
adultress

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADULTESCENT

acquiescent
ascent
chemiluminescent
coalescent
convalescent
descent
evanescent
Fertile Crescent
florescent
intumescent
line of descent
luminescent
nascent
phosphorescent
photoluminescent
pubescent
recent
Red Crescent
reminiscent
scent
the crescent

Synonyms and antonyms of adultescent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «adultescent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADULTESCENT

Find out the translation of adultescent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adultescent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adultescent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中青年
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adultescent
570 millions of speakers

English

adultescent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

adultescent
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

adultescent
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

adultescent
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adultescent
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

adultescent
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

adultescent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orang dewasa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

adultes
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

adultescent
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

adultescent
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diwasa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

adultescent
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

adultescent
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रौढ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

adultescent
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

adultescent
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

adultescent
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

adultescent
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

adultescent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

adultescent
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

adultescent
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

adultescent
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

adultescent
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adultescent

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULTESCENT»

The term «adultescent» is barely ever used and occupies the 204.764 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULTESCENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «adultescent» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «adultescent» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adultescent

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADULTESCENT»

Discover the use of adultescent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adultescent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Poland, Slovenia, the World: Challenges of Present-day Education
1 Global Language Monitor, 30 December 2008. 1 Nunberg (2006), Sheidlower ( 2006). 3 Wikipedia, Global Language Monitor (February, 2009). 4 It should be noted that the geographical sources of. Jerzy Freundlich Is an adultescent's top a  ...
Anna Kozłowska, Janko Muršak, 2009
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Indian English Through Newspapers
By suffixing 'ise' to the terrorist group known as Taliban in contemporary times, a new word is created which can replace or stand for terrorism, gradual growth of insurgency and some such ideas. 14. Adultescent RasmmeezZ Ahmed, TOI, 24.
Asima Ranjan Parhi, 2008
3
Representing Ageing: Images and Identities
[The National Encyclopedia] Available from: <http://www. ne.se> (date accessed 20 April 2009, search word: Adultescent) <http://www. ne.se.lt.ltag.bibl.liu.se/sok/ adultescent?type=DICT>. Negrin, L. (2002). 'Cosmetic Surgery and the Eclipse of  ...
Virpi Ylänne, 2012
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Rethinking Research and Professional Practices in Terms of ...
Terms such as 'kidult' and 'adultescent' indicate areas where the boundaries of normalized adulthood are being tested: those that are currently undergoing significant cultural and economic change. Just as the figure of the teenager was used ...
Kerry H. Robinson, Cristyn Davies, 2012
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How Cool Brands Stay Hot: Branding to Generation Y
These findings confirm the 'adultescent' trend of the past 10 years. 'Adultescent' was accepted into the Oxford Dictionary of English and is defined as 'a middle- aged person whose clothes, interests, and activities are typically associated with  ...
Joeri Van Den Bergh, Mattias Behrer, 2013
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A Companion to Media Authorship
we refer to as “adultescent,“ because they still enjoy youth culture despite being part of an older demographic. [...Our TV drama] has to be larger than life, something that offers enough truth and spectacle to be differentiated from the cacophony ...
Jonathan Gray, Derek Johnson, 2013
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Integrated Marketing Communications
The term 'adultescent' has been used to describe the behaviour of adults acting like teenagers, so a different space for Picnic consumers was needed. A process of working through trends reports and vox pops started to shape a different kind ...
Nigel Barker, Michael Valos, Terence A Shimp, 2012
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Slouching Toward Adulthood: How to Let Go So Your Kids Can ...
Adultescent women then work hard for the money and, while single and childless , frequently outearn men. Single, childless women under thirty earn 8 percent more than their male peers, whom—in their dreams—they'd like to date, if only the ...
Sally Koslow, 2012
9
I smirt, you stooze, they krump: can you still speak English?
adultescent informal n. 1 an adult who is still actively interested in youth culture | adj. 2 aimed at or suitable for adultescents You are without serious commitments - no mortgage, no kids - and you live with your parents, so you have plenty of ...
Justin Crozier, Cormac McKeown, Elspeth Summers, 2006
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Good Word Guide: The Fast Way to Correct English - Spelling, ...
The surroundings appealed to the kidult in me. See also ADULTESCENT . kilo The word kilo, pronounced [keeloÆ], is most frequently used as an abbreviation for kilogram: . a kilo ofsugar . 50 kilos ofcoal. x Some dictionaries also list kilo as an ...
Martin Manser, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADULTESCENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adultescent is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wednesday Briefing: Landon's Futurism, Shakespeare's New Rape …
The weather in Gobeyr-e Do, Iran: High of 97, low of 70. Details. The OED's Word of the Day: adultescent, n.. The Live Community Calendar «FlaglerLive.com, Apr 15»
2
Rise of the kidults
... when the offspring were old enough. But no more. Welcome instead to the advent of the 'kidult'... or the rise and rise of the 'adultescent'. «Irish Independent, Apr 15»
3
Frenemies, screenagers, kidults — kondo your English with these …
But the line between screenager and adult is more blurred than ever before, as the terms kidult, rejuvenile and adultescent are increasingly ... «The Japan Times, Mar 15»
4
'California,' 'Honeymoon,' 'Similars' Top Primer Corte, Blood Window
... Madeiro's “Clever,” the oddball portrait of an obnoxiously egocentric adultescent, took the Haciendo Cine Award and Latam Vision Habanero ... «Variety, Dec 14»
5
Has Russell Brand really destroyed the lefty weft?
Seriously? One loudmouth adultescent famous for saying 'ballbag' a lot and having once been married to Katy Perry has toppled from within a ... «Spiked, Oct 14»
6
'Obvious Child' deals with abortion with vulnerable humanity and …
Jenny Slate (“Parks and Recreation”) stars as Donna Stern: a Brooklyn adultescent with a weekly stand-up gig and a boyfriend on his way out ... «Daily Californian, Jun 14»
7
Audrey Tautou – Poetry in Motion
... sires a child with a Belgian, gets on in a civilized-fashion with his ex-wife's new flame, grows up in an adultescent kind of way in New York. «Variety, Jan 14»
8
Trapped in Kidulthood
Sally Koslow, the author of Slouching Toward Adulthood, agrees with Furedi that my generation's adultescent state is the result of a “difficult ... «The Sunday Times, Oct 13»
9
Can Public Service Kickstart Canada's Young and Jobless?
... former McCall's magazine editor Sally Koslow admits her frustration with her live-at-home "adultescent" kids, and those of her peers. «TheTyee.ca, Sep 13»
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Lucius drops second single, 'Tempest,' from Mom+Pop debut
... their songs have matured from bubble-gummy to adultescent, and they've been picked up by one of the sturdiest indie labels around for their ... «Death and Taxes, Aug 13»

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