Immature
Immature 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Premature; untimely; too early; as, an immature death. [R.] --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • immature — [ imatyr ] adj. • 1504 « prématuré »; lat. immaturus; repris 1897, angl. immature → mature 1 ♦ Sc. Qui n a pas atteint la maturité, n est pas à l âge où il peut se reproduire. Des poissons immatures. 2 ♦ Cour. Qui manque de maturité… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • immature — I adjective callow, crude, green, gullible, ignorant, inexperienced, jejune, juvenile, naive, puerile, raw, rudimental, rudimentary, undeveloped, unfinished, unfledged, unformed, unmellowed, unprepared, unripe, unseasoned, unsophisticated, young …   Law dictionary

  • immature — (adj.) 1540s, untimely, premature, from L. immaturus untimely, unripe, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + maturus (see MATURE (Cf. mature) (v.)). In 16c., usually in reference to early death; modern sense of not …   Etymology dictionary

  • immature — immature, unmatured, unripe, unmellow mean not fully developed. Except for this denial of full development, the terms agree in implications and connotations with the affirmative adjectives mature, matured, ripe, mellow discriminated at MATURE.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • immature — [im΄ə toor′, im΄əchoor′, im΄ətyoor′] adj. [L immaturus] 1. not mature or ripe; not completely grown or developed 2. not finished or perfected; incomplete 3. lacking the emotional maturity, sense of responsibility, etc. characteristic of an adult… …   English World dictionary

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  • immature — [[t]ɪ̱mətjʊ͟ə(r), AM t ʊr[/t]] 1) ADJ Something or someone that is immature is not yet completely grown or fully developed. The birds were in immature plumage... She is emotionally immature. Derived words: immaturity [[t]ɪ̱mətjʊ͟ərɪti, AM t ʊr… …   English dictionary

  • immature — adjective Etymology: Latin immaturus, from in + maturus mature Date: 1548 1. archaic premature 2. a. lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development < immature fruits > < a sexually immature bird > b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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