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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.
If he fought for the extension of the literary canon to groups and peoples it had shunned, it was not, in his view, a canon to be callowly derided.
Ken-doll-handsome Serrano's role is so callowly written and cast, one keeps expecting the marriage to be revealed as a "beard" arrangement.