Definition of middle-aged adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmɪdl ˈeɪdʒd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪdl ˈeɪdʒd//
    Boredom, Middle age
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  1. 1(of a person) neither young nor old Wordfinderadolescent, age, elderly, generation, infant, juvenile, middle-aged, minor, teenage, young See related entries: Middle age
  2. 2the middle aged noun [plural] people who are middle-aged More Like This Plural adjectival nouns the blind, the deaf, the destitute, the dead, the dying, the elderly, the faithful, the homeless, the injured, the insane, the jobless, the middle aged, the old, the poor, the rich, the sick, the squeamish, the wealthy, the wicked, the wounded, the youngSee worksheet.
  3. 3(disapproving) (of a person’s attitudes or behaviour) rather boring and old-fashioned He has a very middle-aged attitude to life. See related entries: Boredom
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