immature

[ im-uh-choor, -toor, -tyoor, -chur ]SEE DEFINITION OF immature
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And none but calves the most immature can possibly sympathize with him.

In general it may be observed, that those kinds of fish which are well grown, nourish better than the young and immature.

That is abortive that is untimely, that has not been borne its full time, that is immature.

Larva (plural larvæ): the young or immature form of an insect.

Pistil: the part of the blossom that contains the immature seeds.

What is it that is thus being cultivated in these immature minds?

Was this the child-like, immature being of their strange visit to Miraflores?

It is true that the art of a young man is too immature to be impersonal.

The present experience, he decided, was immature, a mere coincidence.

I thanked her, but pointed out that the matrimonial project was, as yet, immature.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "untimely, premature," from Latin immaturus "untimely, unripe," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + maturus (see mature (v.)). In 16c., usually in reference to early death; modern sense of "not fully developed" first recorded 1640s. In reference to mentalities or behaviors not considered age-appropriate, from 1920.

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