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cal·low

 (kăl′ō)
adj.
Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature: a callow young man.

[Middle English calwe, bald, from Old English calu.]

cal′low·ness n.

callow

(ˈkæləʊ)
adj
1. lacking experience of life; immature
2. (Zoology) rare (of a young bird) unfledged and usually lacking feathers
[Old English calu; related to Old High German kalo, Old Slavonic golú bare, naked, Lithuanian galva head, Latin calvus bald]
ˈcallowness n

Callow

(ˈkæləʊ)
n
(Biography) Simon. born 1949, British actor and theatre director

cal•low

(ˈkæl oʊ)

adj.
1. immature or inexperienced: a callow youth.
2. (of a young bird) featherless; unfledged.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English calu bald, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kale, Old High German chalo bald, Old Church Slavonic golŭ bare]
cal′low•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.callow - young and inexperiencedcallow - young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training

callow

adjective inexperienced, juvenile, naive, immature, raw, untried, green, unsophisticated, puerile, guileless, jejune, unfledged Although he's 25, he still behaves like a callow youth in some ways.
Translations

callow

[ˈkæləʊ] ADJ (= immature) [youth] → imberbe, bisoño

callow

[ˈkæləʊ] adj [youth] → sans expérience (de la vie)call sign call signal nindicatif m (d'appel)call-up [ˈkɔːlʌp] n
(= military service) → appel m (sous les drapeaux)
(British) (= selection for team) → sélection fcall-up papers nplpapiers mpl militaires

callow

adjunreif; ideas etcunausgegoren; a callow youthein grüner Junge (inf)

callow

[ˈkæləʊ] adjimmaturo/a
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A promotion dismissed by Warwick District Council as a callowly cynical, political ploy.
But the author - and not only the narrator - also boldly blunders in among things Maori in this as in the other two novels, Season of the Jew and Monday's Warriors, interpreting events and the characters and their maria and the way that they are pressed upon by many worlds - British, Maori, past, present, te ao marama, and the spiritual world - quite callowly.