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English adjective: ripe

1. ripe fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used


SamplesRipe peaches.
Full-bodied mature wines.


Synonymsmature


Similaraged, mellow, mellowed, overripe, ripened


Antonymsunripe, unripened, green, immature

2. ripe fully prepared or eager


SamplesThe colonists were ripe for revolution.


Similarready


Antonymsunready

3. ripe most suitable or right for a particular purpose


SamplesA good time to plant tomatoes.
The right time to act.
The time is ripe for great sociological changes.


Synonymsgood, right


Similaropportune


Antonymsinopportune

4. ripe at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge


SamplesA ripe mind.


Similarmature


Antonymsimmature

5. ripe far along in time


SamplesA man of advanced age.
Advanced in years.
A ripe old age.
The ripe age of 90.


Synonymsadvanced


Similarlate


Antonymsearly, middle









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