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Definition 1: not yet mature - [adjective denoting all]

(immature is similar to ...) (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth

(immature is similar to ...) (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature

"the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy"

(immature is similar to ...) of an inactive stage in the development of some insects, between the larval and the pupal stages

"the prepupal stage"

(immature is similar to ...) not yet fully developed

(immature is similar to ...) immature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage

"larval societies" "larval crayfishes" "the larval stage"

(immature is similar to ...) initial

"inchoative stages"

(immature is similar to ...) of an organism prior to birth or hatching

"in the embryonic stage" "embryologic development"

(immature is similar to ...) in the state of development between puberty and maturity

"adolescent boys and girls"

(immature is similar to ...) of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage

"the pupal stage"

(means also ...) born after a gestation period of less than the normal time

"a premature infant"

(means also ...) (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

"young people"

(... are attributes of immature) state of being mature; full development

(... are attributes of immature) how long something has existed

"it was replaced because of its age"

Definition 2: characteristic of a lack of maturity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where immature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • immature behavior

(immature is similar to ...) displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

"adolescent insecurity" "jejune responses to our problems" "their behavior was juvenile" "puerile jokes"

(immature is similar to ...) characteristic of a baby

"babyish tears and petulance"

(immature is similar to ...) indicating a lack of maturity

"childish tantrums" "infantile behavior"

Definition 3: (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where immature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • young people

Synonyms for immature in the sense of this definition

(immature is similar to ...) befitting a young child

"childlike charm"

(immature is similar to ...) recently born

"a newborn infant"

(immature is similar to ...) (of children and animals) young, immature

"what a big little boy you are" "small children"

(immature is similar to ...) including or intended for youthful persons

"a junior sports league" "junior fashions"

(immature is similar to ...) befitting or characteristic of a young girl

"girlish charm" "a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear"

(immature is similar to ...) very young

"at an early age"

(immature is similar to ...) characteristic of a puppy

(immature is similar to ...) befitting or characteristic of a young boy

"a boyish grin" "schoolboyish pranks"

(immature is similar to ...) being or befitting or characteristic of an infant

"infantile games"

(immature is similar to ...) being of the age 13 through 19

"teenage mothers" "the teen years"

(immature is similar to ...) five years of age

(immature is similar to ...) four years of age

(immature is similar to ...) three years of age

(immature is similar to ...) two years of age

(immature is similar to ...) one year of age

(immature is similar to ...) young and immature

"at a tender age"

(immature is similar to ...) somewhat young

(immature is similar to ...) suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

"he is young for his age"

(immature is similar to ...) of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12

"a preteen party" "preteen clothing"

(means also ...) younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

(means also ...) not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

"a new law" "new cars" "a new comet" "a new friend" "a new year" "the New World"

(means also ...) not yet mature

(... are attributes of immature) how long something has existed

"it was replaced because of its age"

(immature belongs to category ...) a living (or once living) entity

Definition 4: (of birds) not yet having developed feathers - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where immature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill

Synonyms for immature in the sense of this definition

(immature is similar to ...) not having feathers

"the unfeathered brood"

Definition 5: not fully developed or mature; not ripe - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where immature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unripe fruit
  • fried green tomatoes
  • green wood

Synonyms for immature in the sense of this definition

(immature is similar to ...) not subjected to an aging process

"vodka is an unaged liquor from Russia"

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