Immature

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 immature — [adj] young, inexperienced adolescent, baby, babyish, callow, childish, crude, green*, half grown, imperfect, infantile, infantine, jejune, juvenile, kid, kidstuff*, premature, puerile, raw, sophomoric, tender*, tenderfoot*, underdeveloped,… …

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  • 7 immature — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not fully developed. 2) having or showing emotional or intellectual development appropriate to someone younger. DERIVATIVES immaturely adverb immaturity noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 immature — adj. immature to + inf. (it was immature of her to do that) * * * [ˌɪmə tʃʊə] immature to + inf. (it was immature of her to do that) …

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  • 12 immature — im|ma|ture [ ,ımə tʃur ] adjective 1. ) an immature person behaves in a silly way, as though they are much younger than they really are: I don t know why you like him he s so immature. a ) used about someone s behavior: He felt a kind of immature …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 immature — UK [ˌɪməˈtjʊə(r)] / US [ˌɪməˈtʃʊr] adjective 1) a) an immature person behaves in a silly way, as though they are much younger than they really are I don t know why you like him – he s so immature. b) used about someone s behaviour He felt a kind… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 immature — im|ma|ture [ˌıməˈtʃuə US ˈtʃur] adj 1.) someone who is immature behaves or thinks in a way that is typical of someone much younger used to show disapproval ≠ ↑mature = ↑childish ▪ He forgave his son s immature behaviour. 2.) not fully formed or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 immature — adjective 1 someone who is immature behaves or thinks in a way that is typical of someone much younger: I married much too young I was very immature. 2 not fully formed or developed: The immature plants are susceptible to frost. immaturity noun… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 immature — im·ma·ture .im ə t(y)u̇(ə)ralso chu̇(ə)r adj lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development <immature blood cells> <emotionally immature> im·ma·ture·ly adv im·ma·tu·ri·ty t(y)u̇r ət ēalso chu̇r n, pl ties * * * im·ma·ture… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 immature — adjective 1) an immature Stilton cheese Syn: unripe, not mature, premature, unmellowed; undeveloped, unformed, unfinished, raw, embryonic Ant: ripe 2) an extremely immature girl Syn …

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  • 18 immature — adjective a) Not fully formed or developed, unripe. The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. b) Childish in behavior …

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  • 19 immature — See immature, premature …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 immature — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ a little …

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