The time of life when one is expected to take responsibility for one's own actions and well-being. (noun)
Examples of word adulthood
I can only hope that whatever they choose to do in adulthood is because they chose to do it.
The most important thing is not to infect the child with what you call "adulthood."
When the tale of transition from childhood to adulthood is placed in a serious cultural context, when the film conveys distinctive challenges and unique paths, when the story is told by skilled filmmakers -- their interest is back!
Even in adulthood, as the years go by, their legacy lives on within.
If the subset of students most likely to continue problem drinking in adulthood can be identified during college, they might benefit from counseling or programming that specifically aims to lower long-term high-risk drinking, the researchers say.