adjective \-ˈrīp\

of food : not fully grown or developed : not yet ready to eat : not ripe

Full Definition of UNRIPE

:  not ripe :  immature <unripe fruit>
:  not ready :  unprepared <unripe plans>
un·ripe·ness noun

Examples of UNRIPE

  1. Bananas are green when unripe.
  2. <unripe and unprepared recruits who were sent into battle as cannon fodder>

First Known Use of UNRIPE

13th century


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