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immature

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adjective im·ma·ture \ˌi-mə-ˈtu̇r, -ˈtyu̇r, -ˈchu̇r\

Simple Definition of immature

  • : not fully developed or grown

  • : acting in a childish way : having or showing a lack of emotional maturity

Full Definition of immature

  1. 1 archaic :  premature

  2. 2 a :  lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development <immature fruits> <a sexually immature bird> b :  having the potential capacity to attain a definitive form or state :  crude, unfinished <a vigorous but immature school of art> c :  exhibiting less than an expected degree of maturity <emotionally immature adults>

immature noun
im·ma·ture·ly adverb
im·ma·tu·ri·ty play \-ˈtu̇r-ə-tē, -ˈtyu̇r-, -ˈchu̇r-\ noun

Examples of immature

  1. The flock included both adult and immature birds.

  2. His teachers have complained about his immature behavior.



Origin of immature

Latin immaturus, from in- + maturus mature


First Known Use: 1548


IMMATURE Defined for Kids

immature

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adjective im·ma·ture \ˌi-mə-ˈtu̇r, -ˈtyu̇r, -ˈchu̇r\

Definition of immature

  1. 1 :  not yet fully grown or ripe <an immature bird> <immature fruit>

  2. 2 :  acting in or exhibiting a childish manner <an immature teenager> <immature behavior>

im·ma·ture·ly adverb



Medical Dictionary

immature

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adjective im·ma·ture \ˌim-ə-ˈt(y)u̇(ə)r also -ˈchu̇(ə)r\

Medical Definition of immature

  1. :  lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development <immature blood cells> <emotionally immature>

  2. im·ma·ture·ly adverb
    im·ma·tu·ri·ty \-ˈt(y)u̇r-ət-ē also -ˈchu̇r-\play noun, plural im·ma·tu·ri·ties





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