noun see callow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • callowness — cal low*ness n. having a lack of experience of life. Syn: jejuneness. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callowness — callow ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a young person) inexperienced and immature. DERIVATIVES callowly adverb callowness noun. ORIGIN Old English, «bald», probably from Latin calvus bald , later «unfledged» …   English terms dictionary

  • callowness — See callow. * * * …   Universalium

  • callowness — noun The condition of being callow; immaturity …   Wiktionary

  • callowness — n. lack of experience; immaturity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • callowness — cal·low·ness …   English syllables

  • callowness — noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life • Syn: ↑jejuneness, ↑juvenility • Derivationally related forms: ↑juvenile (for: ↑juvenility), ↑jejune (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • callow — callowness, n. /kal oh/, adj. 1. immature or inexperienced: a callow youth. 2. (of a young bird) featherless; unfledged. n. 3. a recently hatched worker ant. [bef. 1000; ME, OE calu bald; c. D kaal, G kahl bald, OCS golu bare] Syn. 1. untried,… …   Universalium

  • callow — adjective Etymology: Middle English calu bald, from Old English; akin to Old High German kalo bald, Old Church Slavic golŭ bare Date: 1580 lacking adult sophistication ; immature < callow youth > • callowness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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