Definitions for: Immature


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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