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Meaning of IMMATURE

Pronunciation:  'imu'tûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking in development; "immature plans"; "an unformed character"
  2. [adj]  (of birds) not yet having developed feathers; "a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill"
  3. [adj]  not yet mature
  4. [adj]  characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"
  5. [adj]  not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"
  6. [adj]  (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"

IMMATURE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: adolescent, baby(a), babyish, boyish, boylike, callow, childish, childlike, childly, early, embryonal, embryonic, formative, girlish, green, inchoative, inexperienced, infant(a), infantile, jejune, junior, juvenile, larval, little, naive, newborn, preadolescent, prepubertal, prepubescent, prepupal, preteen, pubescent, puerile, pupal, puppyish, puppylike, schoolboyish, schoolgirlish, small, teen, teenage, teenaged, tender, unaged, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unfeathered, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unripened, unsophisticated, vernal, vulnerable, youngish, youthful
 Antonyms: fledged, mature, old, ripe
 See Also: immature, new, premature, young



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im`ma*ture"\, a. [L. immaturus; pref. im- not +
maturus mature, ripe. See {Mature}.]
1. Not mature; unripe; not arrived at perfection of full
   development; crude; unfinished; as, immature fruit;
   immature character; immature plans. ``An ill-measured and
   immature counsel.'' --Bacon.

2. Premature; untimely; too early; as, an immature death.
   [R.] --Jer. Taylor.

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