immature

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

Definition of immature

1 archaic :premature
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

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


IMMATURE Defined for English Language Learners

immature

adjective

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

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

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

immaturely

adverb

Medical Dictionary

immature

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

medical Definition of immature

:lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development
  • immature blood cells
  • emotionally immature

immaturely

adverb

immaturity

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


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