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middle-aged

adjective uk   us   /ˌmɪd.l̩ˈeɪdʒd/
B1 in middle age: They're a middle-aged couple, with grown-up children. disapproving too careful and not showing the enthusiasm, energy, or style of someone young: What a conventional, middle-aged attitude he has to life!
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in Korean 중년의…
in Arabic مُنْتَصَف العُمْر…
in Portuguese de meia-idade…
in Catalan d’edat mitjana…
in Japanese 中年の…
in Italian di mezza età…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中年的, 具有中年人特點的, 謹慎無熱情的…
in Russian средних лет…
in Turkish orta yaşlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中年的, 具有中年人特点的, 谨慎无热情的…
in Polish w średnim wieku…
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