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ripe

ripe

 
 
pronunciation:
raIp
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: riper, ripest
definition 1: fully grown or matured and ready for harvest or eating, as grain, fruit, or cheese.
synonyms:
mature
antonyms:
green, immature, unripe
similar words:
aged, mellow
definition 2: mature or in maturity, as a person.
a ripe voicea ripe age
synonyms:
developed, full-fledged, grown, mature, seasoned
similar words:
adult, experienced, full-blown, grown-up, mellow
definition 3: fully developed and perfected, as one's judgment, a plan, or the like.
synonyms:
evolved, finished, mature, ready
antonyms:
immature
similar words:
aged, complete, consummate
definition 4: opportune or favorable, as time.
synonyms:
opportune, right, seasonable, serendipitous, timely
similar words:
appropriate, convenient, felicitous, propitious, suitable
definition 5: ready to do, be done, or have something done to.
a cataract ripe for surgery
synonyms:
fit, prepared, primed, ready, set
similar words:
prepped
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derivations: ripely (adv.), ripeness (n.)