emotional age


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e·mo·tion·al age

a measure of emotional maturity by comparison with average emotional development.

emotional age

Etymology: L, emovere, to disturb; L, aetas, age
the age of an individual as determined by the stage of emotional development reached.

emotional age

Judgment of age with respect to the stage of emotional development.
See also: age
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The boy's counsel, Sarah Pritchard, argued that although he was aged 13 at the time of the offence, an educational psychologist found he had the ``educational and emotional age of a six-year-old.
Super Will saves the day by becoming the boy's best mate - by merely acting his emotional age.
They have the mental and emotional age of a four-year-old child.
Ms Gehring is revealed as an immature and insecure 26-year-old, who needed to mix with people nearer her emotional age - her pupils.
A talent, however, not always appreciated by a man who seemed to have the emotional age of a tantrum-ridden six-year-old, albeit one with 'an invincible drive towards joy and life'.