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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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Their callower movies' snark at the expense of uneducated, feckless people was always offset by Preston Sturges-style glee at the crackpot inventiveness of lower-depths Americans.
The writing of the novel, in fact, feeds into a wider grand narrative, into the new life story and identity that Matthews began to narrate to himself in the wake of the troubled period of his life: [H]e'd begun getting used to what had departed (conceivably his younger and callower self), what had arrived (not very much), and what the consequences for the future were.
That is why his plays have so well survived the changes in sensibility that have been brought about by feminism; not that his ideas anticipated feminism, but that, like many homosexual authors (which Shaw was not), he could see women as social beings more clearly than men whose vision was impaired by erotic wishful thinking, such men as Octavius Robinson in Man and Superman, a callower version of Marchbanks in Candida.