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Related to unripeness: ripeness


adj. un·rip·er, un·rip·est
1. Not ripe or matured; immature.
2. Not fully ready or prepared.

un·ripe′ness n.
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Casaubon was now brooding over something through which the question of his health and life haunted his silence with a more harassing importunity even than through the autumnal unripeness of his authorship.
Despite what Fauset calls her "hard unripeness" (103), Joanna begins to find her own version of Peter's "gusty, boyish passion" (105).
cases, the connection between a finding of unripeness and the logic of
He had given thought deep and true to the world's hypothetical unripeness. He'd quite honestly wondered if the word "chance" ever concealed anything besides our intrinsic inability to untangle the knot of causes and effects.