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ripe

Synonyms of ripe in English:

adjective

  • 1 a ripe tomato
    mature, ripened, fully developed, full grown, ready to eat, soft, lush, juicy, tender;
    luscious, sweet, full-flavoured, mellow
    [Antonyms] unripe, green
  • 2 the former dock is ripe for development
    ready, fit, suitable, right
    [Antonyms] unready, unsuitable
  • 3 he lived to the ripe old age of ninety
    advanced, hoary, venerable, old
    [Antonyms] young, early
  • 4 the time is ripe for his return
    [Antonyms] unsuitable
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