immature

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

Definition of immature

  1. 1 archaic :  premature

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

immature

noun

immaturely

adverb

immaturity

play \ˌi-mə-ˈtu̇r-ə-tē, -ˈtyu̇r-, -ˈchu̇r-\ noun

Examples of immature in a sentence

  1. The flock included both adult and immature birds.

  2. His teachers have complained about his immature behavior.

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Origin and Etymology of immature

Latin immaturus, from in- + maturus mature


First Known Use: 1548


IMMATURE Defined for English Language Learners

immature

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

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

immature

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

Definition of immature for Students

  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

immaturely

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

immaturely

adverb

immaturity

\-ˈt(y)u̇r-ət-ē also -ˈchu̇r-\play noun plural

immaturities



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