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mature

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of mature

  1. 1 fully grown or developed <I like pears when they're still hard, before they're mature> Synonyms adult, full-blown, full-fledged, matured, ripe, ripened Related Words aged, aging (or ageing), long-lived, old, older; golden, mellow Near Antonyms blooming, blossoming, burgeoning, flourishing, flowering; undeveloped, unfinished, unfledged, unformed Antonyms adolescent, green, immature, juvenile, unripe, unripened, young, youngish, youthful

  2. 2 having reached the date at which payment is required <mature bonds> Synonyms dueRelated Words delinquent, outstanding, overdue, owed, owing, receivable, unpaid, unsettled; payableNear Antonyms cleared, liquidated, paid (off or up), repaid, settled; prepaidAntonyms undue

  3. 3 relating to or typical of adults; displaying proper maturity <that wasn't a very mature response to my well-meaning criticism> Synonyms grown-up, adultNear Antonyms childish, infantile, kiddishAntonyms adolescent, immature

  4. 4 dealing in or with explicitly sexual material <a mature talk show that is available only on pay-cable> Synonyms adult, pornographic, porny, X-ratedRelated Words hard-core, soft-core; bedroom, erotic (also erotical), sexy, suggestive; bawdy, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, indecent, lascivious, lewd, lustful, nasty, obscene, ribald, salacious, smutty, unprintable, vulgar, wanton; immodest, kinky, prurient; earthy, racy, salty; indecorous, unbecoming; debasing, perverted, profane; naughty, wickedNear Antonyms priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, straitlaced (or straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decent, decorous, genteel, polite, proper, seemlyAntonyms clean, G-rated


mature

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mature

  1. to become mature <a young figure skater whose talent is still maturing> Synonyms age, develop, grow, grow up, progress, ripen Related Words mellow, soften; bloom, blossom, burgeon (also bourgeon), flourish, flower; open, unfold; advance, evolve; get along, get on, gray (also grey) Near Antonyms decay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, sink, worsen; droop, dry, fade, flag, sag, shrivel, wane, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither; regress, retrogress, revert; backslide, lapse, return


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