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immature

im·ma·ture

immature

 
 
pronunciation:
I m chur
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not yet fully developed or mature; juvenile.
synonyms:
callow, childish, green, juvenile, tender, undeveloped, unripe, young
antonyms:
adult, mature, ripe
similar words:
abortive, adolescent, embryonic, incomplete, infantile, puerile, raw, rudimentary, scrub
definition 2: lacking the wisdom, discretion, or intellectual development expected of an adult; childish.
synonyms:
childish, infantile, juvenile, puerile
antonyms:
mature
similar words:
adolescent, callow, green, jejune, naive, unsophisticated, young, youthful
derivations: immaturely (adv.), immaturity (n.)
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The word immature contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.