maturity Definition

  • 1the state of being fully grown or developed physically, mentally, or emotionally
  • 2the quality of behaving in a sensible way that shows emotional and mental development

Using maturity: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "maturity" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She showed great maturity in handling the situation.

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    The company has reached a level of maturity where it can expand globally.

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    Maturity comes with age and experience.

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    He lacks the maturity to handle such responsibilities.

maturity Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using maturity

  • reach a state of full development or ripeness


    The fruit will come to maturity in a few weeks.

  • the highest level of development or growth


    The athlete reached full maturity in his mid-twenties.

  • the appearance or behavior of being more mature than one's age would suggest


    Her premature maturity made her stand out among her peers.

Phrases with maturity

  • the stage at which an organism can reproduce sexually


    The dog reached sexual maturity at the age of one.

  • the ability to manage one's finances in a responsible and effective manner


    He achieved financial maturity after years of saving and investing.

  • emotional maturity

    the ability to understand and regulate one's emotions in a healthy and productive way


    She has shown great emotional maturity in dealing with difficult situations.

Origins of maturity

from Latin 'maturitas', meaning 'ripeness'


Summary: maturity in Brief

Maturity [məˈtjʊərɪti] refers to the state of being fully grown or developed physically, mentally, or emotionally. It also denotes the quality of behaving sensibly, showing emotional and mental development. Examples include 'She showed great maturity in handling the situation' and 'He lacks the maturity to handle such responsibilities.' Phrases like 'sexual maturity' and idioms like 'come to maturity' further illustrate the concept.

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