Immaturity Im`ma*tu"ri*ty, n. [L. immaturitas: cf. F. immaturit['e].] The state or quality of being immature or not fully developed; unripeness; incompleteness. [1913 Webster]

When the world has outgrown its intellectual immaturity. --Caird. [1913 Webster]

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