maturity

When something reaches its full level of development, it has achieved maturity. Easy enough when you're a perfectly ripe peach. Maturity in humans is not so easy to accomplish or achieve.

Some people might be physically mature, which is to say that they are fully physically grown, but don't yet exhibit signs of emotional maturity — such as a willingness to accept responsibility, or maintain poise in serious situations — for a long time afterward.

Definitions of maturity
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n the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed

Synonyms:
adulthood
Types:
prime, prime of life
the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
Type of:
time of life
a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state

n state of being mature; full development

Synonyms:
matureness
Antonyms:
immatureness, immaturity
not having reached maturity
Types:
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adulthood
the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
ripeness
the state of being ripe
youth
early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
post-maturity, post-menopause
the state in which women have stopped ovulating
manhood
the state of being a man; manly qualities
parentage, parenthood
the state of being a parent
muliebrity, womanhood
the state of being an adult woman
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

n the date on which an obligation must be repaid

Synonyms:
due date, maturity date
Type of:
date, day of the month
the specified day of the month

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