Definition of immature in English:

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immature

Pronunciation: /ˌiməˈto͝or/
/ˌiməˈCHo͝or/

adjective

1Not fully developed: many of the fish caught are immature immature fruit
More 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.
Synonyms
unripe, not mature, premature, unmellowed;
undeveloped, unformed, unfinished, raw, embryonic
1.1Having or showing emotional or intellectual development appropriate to someone younger: his immature sense of humor
More 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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Derivatives

immaturely

Pronunciation: /ˌiməˈto͝o(ə)rlē/
/ˌiməˈCHo͝o(ə)rlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in the sense 'premature', referring to death): from Latin immaturus 'untimely, unripe', from in- 'not' + maturus 'ripe' (see mature).

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Syllabification: im·ma·ture

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