Definition of immaturity in English:


Line breaks: im|ma¦tur|ity
Pronunciation: /ˌɪməˈtʃɔːrɪti, ˌɪməˈtʃʊərɪti, ˌɪməˈtjɔːrɪti, ˌɪməˈtjʊərɪti


[mass noun]
1The state of being immature or not fully grown: the immaturity of the immune system in very young children makes them especially vulnerable
More example sentences
  • Humans, indeed most species, experience biological immaturity.
  • However, Rogers may not be able to overcome his immaturity, which has been an issue in the past.
  • This is due to immaturity of brainstem control of central respiratory drive.
unripeness, greenness, sourness; newness, rawness, crudeness, crudity, imperfection, incompleteness, lack of completion, lack of developmentchildishness, babyishness, infantilism, juvenility, puerility, lack of experience, inexperience, unworldliness, naivety, ingenuousness
1.1Behaviour that is appropriate to someone younger: they were shocked by such immaturity in a grown man
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  • The only thing that has held them back in recent years has been their own immaturity.
  • I must not use my temperament as an excuse for immaturity or belligerence.
  • I just don't see the joy of going around spreading your stupidity and immaturity.

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