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callow

cal·low

callow

 
pronunciation:
kae lo
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part of speech: adjective
definition: lacking adult sophistication or judgment; inexperienced; immature.
Some of the more experienced workers were happy to take advantage of the callow young lad.
synonyms:
crude, green, immature, inexperienced, innocent, naive, unsophisticated, young
antonyms:
mature
similar words:
adolescent, artless, childish, ignorant, ingenuous, juvenile, puerile, raw, sophomoric, tender, unformed, unpracticed
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derivation: callowness (n.)