Definición de callow en inglés:

callow

Saltos de línea: cal¦low
Pronunciación: /ˈkaləʊ
 
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adjetivo

(Of a young person) inexperienced and immature: earnest and callow undergraduates
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Sending off a bunch of callow lads because a few opinion-formers safely over conscription age thought it was a good idea and might secure the next election would have been outrageous.
  • A callow president had the sense to surround himself with people who had three great virtues.
  • He finds a way for us to root for the callow man, and even root for Martha and him to find happiness any way they can.
Sinónimos
immature, inexperienced, naive, green, as green as grass, born yesterday, raw, unseasoned, untrained, untried; juvenile, adolescent, jejune; innocent, guileless, artless, unworldly, unsophisticated

Origen

Old English calu 'bald', of West Germanic origin, probably from Latin calvus 'bald'. This was extended to mean 'unfledged', which led to the present sense 'immature'.

Derivativos

callowly

adverbio
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It begins by evoking the glamorous life of a young woman who lives happily if callowly in a cocoon of utter fabulousness.
  • He smiled and callowly looked down for a moment.
  • It was my first encounter with a particular kind of reality, which my religion, my upbringing, and the callowly romantic cast of my mind had declared obscene.

callowness

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Patch Darragh has an aw-shucks quality that does fine at capturing Romeo's callowness and naïveté.
  • The callowness now on display goes a long way toward explaining why politicians and the media are held in public esteem somewhere above child molesters and below bankers.
  • To overcome the obvious disadvantages of such callowness, standout toughness or really remarkable talent are required.

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