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Examples from the Web for immaturely
It was not easy to conceive of her as being the mother of a son so immaturely mature.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Immaturely loveth the youth, and immaturely also hateth he man and earth.Thus Spake Zarathustra
Immaturely and unconsciously sexual, she looked with more hope of satisfaction at male faces than at female.What Not
He rose to be a young man of great promise, as to abilities; and died too immaturely for his fame.The English Spy
We should use these advantages well, and to do so we should not immaturely pursue greater ones.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.
John Lothrop Motley
- not fully grown or developed
- deficient in maturity; lacking wisdom, insight, emotional stability, etc
- geography a less common term for youthful (def. 4)
Word Origin and History for immaturely
1540s, "untimely, premature," from Latin immaturus "untimely, unripe," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + maturus (see mature (v.)). In 16c., usually in reference to early death; modern sense of "not fully developed" first recorded 1640s. In reference to mentalities or behaviors not considered age-appropriate, from 1920.
- Not fully grown or developed.