Origin of immature
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When I was younger, my friends and I used to make short films with camcorders—inappropriate, gross, immature, violent films.Adrian Grenier Talks the Economy, the ‘Entourage’ Movie, and the HBO Series’ Alleged ‘Misogyny’
October 28, 2014
For a time he had a crush on a girl in our class who thought he was an immature goofball.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told
August 12, 2014
In ways large and small, devious and immature, ingenious and inspiring, she struggled to escape.The Day the Fairytale Died
July 12, 2014
Boland is an immature kid with a lean, unsmiling face, ice-blue eyes, and wavy blond hair.One Red Rose for the Green Kid Who Won the Kentucky Derby
May 3, 2014
Americans are terrified of death, and often demonstrate an immature refusal to accept it.New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life
January 1, 2014
And none but calves the most immature can possibly sympathize with him.
In general it may be observed, that those kinds of fish which are well grown, nourish better than the young and immature.
That is abortive that is untimely, that has not been borne its full time, that is immature.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
Larva (plural larvæ): the young or immature form of an insect.
Pistil: the part of the blossom that contains the immature seeds.
- 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 immature
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.