- not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.
- too early; premature.
Origin of unripe
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Examples from the Web for unripe
East Indian is more highly charged with unripe cotton than American.Textiles
William H. Dooley
They must be of the sour kind but, as said, they must not be unripe.The Italian Cook Book
Green apples and other unripe fruits are not yet ready to be eaten.
You can tell this by the difference in the taste of ripe and unripe apples.
What is the use of feeding people with unripe or half-baked stuff?The Goose Man
- not fully matured
- not fully prepared or developed; not ready
- obsolete premature or untimely
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Word Origin and History for unripe
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