- 1Not fully developed: many of the fish caught are immatureMore example sentences
- The olives, having done pretty well last year, have shed all their immature fruit.
- In that eggplant does not experience a marked ripening stage like tomato and pepper, immature and mature fruit were compared.
- I discovered three of them eating the immature fruits in the tree's spreading crown.
- 1.1Having or showing an emotional or intellectual development appropriate to someone younger: his immature sense of humourMore example sentences
- Then again I did ask for it I called someone an emotionally immature moron.
- Callie knew she was acting a little immature, but she didn't care.
- He is annoying and a bit immature for his age, but that's okay.
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- The youth definitely handled the situation rather immaturely, i.e: turning into a mob, but I think the city should have anticipated this mass influx of drunken youth, and maybe given them something to do.
- Some of us act maturely and some act immaturely.
- After not inconsiderable troubles in my life I was thinking excitedly if immaturely that this was a bit of a milestone - something to celebrate.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'premature', referring to death): from Latin immaturus 'untimely, unripe', from in- 'not' + maturus 'ripe' (see mature).