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 (ĭm′ə-tyo͝or′, -cho͝or′, -to͝or′)
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.
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.
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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
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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.
The First Year has disappointed the public and people have started raising their voice against heavy taxes, dearness and lack of good governance model that may root PTI on the right spot as inefficiency, immatureness and incompetency to manage affairs of the country has become a nightmare.
In this model, considering the predictability of electricity demand and the immatureness of carbon trading market in some areas, the quantity electricity and carbon price are set as exogenous variable, and the power price is endogenous variable.