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im·ma·ture

 (ĭm′ə-tyo͝or′, -cho͝or′, -to͝or′)
adj.
1. Not fully grown or developed: an immature plant.
2. Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity: silly, immature behavior. See Synonyms at young.
n.
An immature animal; a juvenile.

[Latin immātūrus : in-, not; see in-1 + mātūrus, mature; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

im′ma·ture′ly adv.
im′ma·tur′i·ty, im′ma·ture′ness n.

immature

(ˌɪməˈtjʊə; -ˈtʃʊə)
adj
1. not fully grown or developed
2. deficient in maturity; lacking wisdom, insight, emotional stability, etc
3. (Physical Geography) geography a less common term for youthful4
ˌimmaˈturity, ˌimmaˈtureness n
ˌimmaˈturely adv

im•ma•ture

(ˈɪm əˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃɜr)

adj.
1. not mature or ripe.
2. emotionally undeveloped; juvenile; childish.
4. Archaic. premature.
[1540–50; < Latin immātūrus unripe. See im-2, mature]
im`ma•ture′ly, adv.
im`ma•ture′ness, n.

immature

- Comes from Latin words meaning "not ripe."
See also related terms for ripe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"
mature - characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
2.immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
animate thing, living thing - a living (or once living) entity
immature - not yet mature
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
junior - younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service
3.immature - not fully developed or matureimmature - not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"
4.immature - not yet mature
premature - born after a gestation period of less than the normal time; "a premature infant"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
mature - having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
5.immature - (of birds) not yet having developed feathersimmature - (of birds) not yet having developed feathers; "a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill"

immature

adjective
2. childish, juvenile, infantile, puerile, callow, babyish, wet behind the ears (informal), jejune You're just being childish and immature.
developed, adult, mature, ripe, mellow, fully-fledged

immature

adjective
1. Being in an early period of growth or development:
2. Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity:
Translations
غَيْرُ نَاضِجٍغَيْر ناضِجفَج
nezralýnedospělý
umodenikke helt udviklet
epäkypsä
nerazvijen
fejletlen
óòroskaîuróòroskaîur; barnalegur
未成熟の
미숙한
nesubrendęsnesubrendimas
negatavsnenobriedis
nezrelý
omogen
ยังเยาว์วัย
çocuksugelişmemişhamolgun olmayanolgunlaşmamış
non nớt

immature

[ˌɪməˈtjʊəʳ] ADJ
1. (= childish) [person, attitude] → inmaduro
2. (= half-grown) [tree, plant] → joven; [fruit] → verde, inmaduro

immature

[ˌɪməˈtjʊər] adj
(physically, not fully developed)immature
(= childish) → immature

immature

adj (lit, fig)unreif; plans, ideas etc alsounausgegoren; winenicht ausreichend gelagert; don’t be so immaturesei nicht so kindisch!

immature

[ˌɪməˈtjʊəʳ] adjimmaturo/a

immature

(iməˈtjuə) adjective
1. childish and behaving like someone much younger.
2. not fully grown or fully developed; not ripe.
ˌimmaˈturity noun

immature

غَيْرُ نَاضِجٍ nezralý umoden unreif ανώριμος inmaduro epäkypsä immature nerazvijen immaturo 未成熟の 미숙한 onvolwassen umoden niedojrzały imaturo незрелый omogen ยังเยาว์วัย gelişmemiş non nớt 不成熟

im·ma·ture

a. inmaturo-a, inmaduro-a; prematuro-a; sin madurez.

immature

adj inmaduro
References in classic literature ?
Here I found some young onions, a couple of gladiolus bulbs, and a quantity of immature carrots, all of which I secured, and, scrambling over a ruined wall, went on my way through scarlet and crimson trees towards Kew-- it was like walking through an avenue of gigantic blood drops--possessed with two ideas: to get more food, and to limp, as soon and as far as my strength permitted, out of this accursed unearthly region of the pit.
Pearl accordingly ran to the bow-window, at the further end of the hall, and looked along the vista of a garden walk, carpeted with closely-shaven grass, and bordered with some rude and immature attempt at shrubbery.
It was her neighbor's amiability, constancy, and devotion that she loved, and although she rated these qualities at their true value, she was always searching beyond them for intellectual treasures; searching and never finding, for although Emma Jane had the advantage in years she was still immature.
The Countess Olenska was the only young woman at the dinner; yet, as Archer scanned the smooth plump elderly faces between their diamond necklaces and towering ostrich feathers, they struck him as curiously immature compared with hers.
Not only was here a woman who was not bent on finding a husband, but it was a woman who wasn't a woman at all; who was genuinely appalled by the thought of a husband; who joyed in boys' games, and sentimentalized over such things as adventure; who was healthy and normal and wholesome, and who was so immature that a husband stood for nothing more than an encumbrance in her cherished scheme of existence.
In truth, they were children together, so far as love was concerned, and they were as naive and immature in the expression of their love as a pair of children, and this despite the fact that she was crammed with a university education and that his head was full of scientific philosophy and the hard facts of life.
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The happiness of his own chosen English home, the necessity of being always actively employed, the swift changes and troubles of the time which bad followed on one another so fast, that the events of this week annihilated the immature plans of last week, and the events of the week following made all new again; he knew very well, that to the force of these circumstances he had yielded:--not without disquiet, but still without continuous and accumulating resistance.
While the children, scarcely awake, awe-stricken at her manner, their eyes growing larger and larger, remained in this position, she took the baby from her bed--a child's child--so immature as scarce to seem a sufficient personality to endow its producer with the maternal title.
The young cells at the end of the branches of these corallines contain quite immature polypi, yet the vulture-head attached to them, though small, are in every respect perfect When the polypus was removed by a needle from any of th cells, these organs did not appear in the least affected.
To begin with, many instincts mature gradually, and while they are immature an animal may act in a fumbling manner which is very difficult to distinguish from learning.
That for your immature generalizations and childish reasonings