Thesaurus

premature

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of premature

occurring before the usual or expected time
  • his premature arrival at his own surprise party almost ruined everything

Synonyms for premature

Words Related to premature

Near Antonyms for premature

Antonyms for premature

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About premature

Time Traveler for premature

Time Traveler

The first known use of premature was circa 1529

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near premature

premarital

premature

prematurely

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Premature.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/premature. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on premature

Nglish: Translation of premature for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of premature for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!