unfledged


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un·fledged

 (ŭn-flĕjd′)
adj.
1. Not having the feathers necessary to fly. Used of a young bird.
2. Inexperienced, immature, or untried.

unfledged

(ʌnˈflɛdʒd)
adj
1. (Zoology) (of a young bird) not having developed adult feathers
2. immature and undeveloped

un•fledged

(ʌnˈflɛdʒd)

adj.
1. not fledged; without sufficient feathers for flight, as a young bird.
2. immature; callow.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfledged - (of birds) not yet having developed feathersunfledged - (of birds) not yet having developed feathers; "a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill"
fledged, mature - (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
2.unfledged - (of an arrow) not equipped with feathersunfledged - (of an arrow) not equipped with feathers; "shot an unfledged arrow"
featherless, unfeathered - having no feathers; "a featherless biped"; "the unfeathered legs of an Orpington"
3.unfledged - young and inexperiencedunfledged - young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training

unfledged

adjective inexperienced, immature, callow, young, green, raw, undeveloped, untried new-hatched, unfledged courage
Translations

unfledged

[ˈʌnˈfledʒd] ADJimplume

unfledged

adj bird(noch) nicht flügge; (fig)unerfahren
References in classic literature ?
A strong breeze soon fanned the spark into a flame, and the eaglets, as yet unfledged and helpless, were roasted in their nest and dropped down dead at the bottom of the tree.
The Constituents said he was an honourable man and elected him to the United States Congress, unpledged and unfledged.
How could you, my poor little unfledged nestling, find yourself food, and defend yourself from misfortune, and ward off the wiles of evil men?
Aunt Jamesina had a proper respect for the cloth even in the case of an unfledged parson.
I cannot see how the future of an unfledged brat like that can possibly concern you
And Hareton has been cast out like an unfledged dunnock
The hawk is aerial brother of the wave which he sails over and surveys, those his perfect air-inflated wings answering to the elemental unfledged pinions of the sea.
said the proud papa, beaming upon the little red squirmers as if they were unfledged angels.
When I was as old as you, I was a feeling fellow enough, partial to the unfledged, unfostered, and unlucky; but Fortune has knocked me about since: she has even kneaded me with her knuckles, and now I flatter myself I am hard and tough as an India-rubber ball; pervious, though, through a chink or two still, and with one sentient point in the middle of the lump.
If the animal prove a quadruped, Ishmael is a true man--if a biped, fledged or unfledged, I care not, he is false, and our compactum at an end
The little Durands were there, I conclude," said she, "with their mouths open to catch the music, like unfledged sparrows ready to be fed.
It confides an unfledged scion to some head-clerk, or gives him in charge of a directory who initiates him into what Bilboquet, that profound philosopher, called the high comedy of government; he is spared all the horrors of drudgery and is finally appointed to some important office.