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immature

[ im-uh-choor, -toor, -tyoor, -chur ]
/ ˈɪm əˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃɜr /
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adjective

not mature, ripe, developed, perfected, etc.
emotionally undeveloped; juvenile; childish.
Physical Geography. youthful (def. 5).
Archaic. premature.

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Origin of immature

First recorded in 1540–50, immature is from the Latin word immātūrus unripe, hence, untimely. See im-2, mature

OTHER WORDS FROM immature

im·ma·ture·ly, adverbim·ma·ture·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immature

immature
/ (ˌɪməˈtjʊə, -ˈtʃʊə) /

adjective

not fully grown or developed
deficient in maturity; lacking wisdom, insight, emotional stability, etc
geography a less common term for youthful (def. 4)

Derived forms of immature

immaturity or immatureness, nounimmaturely, adverb
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Medical definitions for immature

immature
[ ĭm′ə-chur, -tur ]

adj.

Not fully grown or developed.
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