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 ?
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.
And Hareton has been cast out like an unfledged dunnock
How could you, my poor little unfledged nestling, find yourself food, and defend yourself from misfortune, and ward off the wiles of evil men?
The little Durands were there, I conclude," said she, "with their mouths open to catch the music, like unfledged sparrows ready to be fed.
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
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.