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English adjective: immature

1. immature characteristic of a lack of maturity


SamplesImmature behavior.


Similaradolescent, babyish, childish, infantile, jejune, juvenile, puerile


Antonymsmature

2. immature (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth


SamplesYoung people.


Synonymsyoung


Similaradolescent, boyish, boylike, childlike, childly, early, five-year-old, four-year-old, girlish, infantile, junior, little, newborn, one-year-old, preadolescent, preteen, puppyish, puppylike, schoolboyish, schoolgirlish, small, teen, teenage, teenaged, tender, three-year-old, two-year-old, vernal, young, youngish, youthful


See alsoimmature, junior, new


Attributeage


Domain categoryanimate thing, living thing


Antonymsold

3. immature not fully developed or mature; not ripe


SamplesUnripe fruit.
Fried green tomatoes.
Green wood.


Synonymsgreen, unripe, unripened


Similarunaged


Antonymsripe, mature

4. immature not yet mature


Similaradolescent, embryologic, embryonal, embryonic, inchoative, larval, prepubertal, prepubescent, prepupal, pubescent, pupal, underdeveloped


See alsoimmature, premature, young


Attributeage, matureness, maturity


Antonymsmature

5. immature (of birds) not yet having developed feathers


SamplesA small unfledged sparrow on the window sill.


Synonymsunfledged


Similarunfeathered


Antonymsfledged, mature









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