immatureness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immatureness - not having reached maturity
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
greenness - the state of not being ripe
callowness, jejuneness, juvenility - lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
prematureness, prematurity - the state of being premature
adolescence - in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood
puerility, childhood - the state of a child between infancy and adolescence
babyhood, infancy - the earliest state of immaturity
References in classic literature ?
It is true that for a few years after leaving the cradle he had exhibited a certain immatureness, but as soon as he put on knickerbockers and began to go about a little he outgrew all that.
Article 495: If the doctor causes the loss or injury in his treatment, he is responsible for the compensation unless his action is based on the medical regulations and technical standards or he taken an acquittance before the treatment and doesn't have any fault, and if the obtaing of the acquittacne from the patient is not valid because of his immatureness or madness or obtaing the acquittance is not possible because of his anesthesia, the acquittacne will be from the patient's parent.
This is the height of irresponsibility and immatureness," they added.