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English adjective: fledgling

1. fledgling (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers


SamplesA fledgling robin.


Synonymsfledgeling


Similarfledged, mature


Antonymsunfledged, immature

2. fledgling young and inexperienced


SamplesA fledgling enterprise.
A fledgling skier.
An unfledged lawyer.


Synonymscallow, unfledged


Similarinexperienced, inexperient


Antonymsexperienced, experient


English noun: fledgling

1. fledgling (person) any new participant in some activity


Synonymsentrant, fledgeling, freshman, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, starter


Broader (hypernym)beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro


Narrower (hyponym)enlistee, recruit

2. fledgling (animal) young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying


Synonymsfledgeling


Broader (hypernym)young bird









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