unripe

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adjective un·ripe \ ˌən-ˈrīp \

Definition of unripe

1 :not ripe :immature
  • unripe fruit
2 :not ready :unprepared
  • unripe plans

unripeness

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Examples of unripe in a Sentence

  1. Bananas are green when unripe.

  2. unripe and unprepared recruits who were sent into battle as cannon fodder

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First Known Use of unripe

13th century


UNRIPE Defined for English Language Learners

unripe

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adjective

Definition of unripe for English Language Learners

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


UNRIPE Defined for Kids

unripe

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adjective un·ripe \ ˌən-ˈrīp \

Definition of unripe for Students

:not ripe or mature


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