immature, unmatured, unripe, unmellow mean not fully developed. Except for this denial of full development, the terms agree in implications and connotations with the affirmative adjectives mature, matured, ripe, mellow discriminated at MATURE.
Analogous words: crude, callow, green, *rude: *premature, precocious, untimely: childish, *childlike
Antonyms: mature
Contrasted words: matured, ripe, mellow, adult, grownup (see MATURE adj)

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  • immature — [ imatyr ] adj. • 1504 « prématuré »; lat. immaturus; repris 1897, angl. immature → mature 1 ♦ Sc. Qui n a pas atteint la maturité, n est pas à l âge où il peut se reproduire. Des poissons immatures. 2 ♦ Cour. Qui manque de maturité… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Immature — Im ma*ture , a. [L. immaturus; pref. im not + maturus mature, ripe. See {Mature}.] 1. Not mature; unripe; not arrived at perfection of full development; crude; unfinished; as, immature fruit; immature character; immature plans. An ill measured… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immature — I adjective callow, crude, green, gullible, ignorant, inexperienced, jejune, juvenile, naive, puerile, raw, rudimental, rudimentary, undeveloped, unfinished, unfledged, unformed, unmellowed, unprepared, unripe, unseasoned, unsophisticated, young …   Law dictionary

  • immature — (adj.) 1540s, untimely, premature, from L. immaturus untimely, unripe, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + maturus (see MATURE (Cf. mature) (v.)). In 16c., usually in reference to early death; modern sense of not …   Etymology dictionary

  • immature — [adj] young, inexperienced adolescent, baby, babyish, callow, childish, crude, green*, half grown, imperfect, infantile, infantine, jejune, juvenile, kid, kidstuff*, premature, puerile, raw, sophomoric, tender*, tenderfoot*, underdeveloped,… …   New thesaurus

  • immature — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not fully developed. 2) having or showing emotional or intellectual development appropriate to someone younger. DERIVATIVES immaturely adverb immaturity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • immature — [im΄ə toor′, im΄əchoor′, im΄ətyoor′] adj. [L immaturus] 1. not mature or ripe; not completely grown or developed 2. not finished or perfected; incomplete 3. lacking the emotional maturity, sense of responsibility, etc. characteristic of an adult… …   English World dictionary

  • immature — [[t]ɪ̱mətjʊ͟ə(r), AM t ʊr[/t]] 1) ADJ Something or someone that is immature is not yet completely grown or fully developed. The birds were in immature plumage... She is emotionally immature. Derived words: immaturity [[t]ɪ̱mətjʊ͟ərɪti, AM t ʊr… …   English dictionary

  • immature — adjective Etymology: Latin immaturus, from in + maturus mature Date: 1548 1. archaic premature 2. a. lacking complete growth, differentiation, or development < immature fruits > < a sexually immature bird > b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • immature — adj. immature to + inf. (it was immature of her to do that) * * * [ˌɪmə tʃʊə] immature to + inf. (it was immature of her to do that) …   Combinatory dictionary

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