Definition of immaturity in English:

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immaturity

Pronunciation: /ˌɪməˈtʃɔːrɪti/ /ˌɪməˈtʃʊərɪti/ /ˌɪməˈtjɔːrɪti/ /ˌɪməˈtjʊərɪti/

noun

[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.
Synonyms
newness, rawness, crudeness, crudity, imperfection, incompleteness, lack of completion, lack of development
childishness, 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with immaturity

biosecurity, cybersecurity, futurity, impurity, maturity, obscurity, purity, security, surety

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