Definition of immature
1 archaic : premature
2a : 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>
immaturityplay \ˌi-mə-ˈtu̇r-ə-tē, -ˈtyu̇r-, -ˈchu̇r-\ noun
Examples of immature in a sentence
The flock included both adult and immature birds.
His teachers have complained about his immature behavior.
Origin and Etymology of immature
Latin immaturus, from in- + maturus mature
First Known Use: 1548
IMMATURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immature for English Language Learners
: not fully developed or grown
: acting in a childish way : having or showing a lack of emotional maturity
IMMATURE Defined for Kids
Definition of immature for Students
1 : not yet fully grown or ripe <an immature bird> <immature fruit>
2 : acting in or exhibiting a childish manner <an immature teenager> <immature behavior>
Medical Definition of immature
: lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development <immature blood cells> <emotionally immature>
immaturity\-ˈt(y)u̇r-ət-ē also -ˈchu̇r-\play noun plural
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