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[ im-uh-choor-i-tee, -toor-, -tyoor-, -chur- ]


, plural im·ma·tu·ri·ties
  1. a state or condition of being immature:

    the immaturity of one's behavior; the immaturity of a country's technology.

  2. an immature action or attitude.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of immaturity1

1530–40; immature + -ity, probably reflecting Latin immātūritās untimely haste, unripeness

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Example Sentences

But, for once, the affection, jealousy and immaturity is mutual.

From Time

Still, I’m hoping that the GOP’s increasing radicalization, pettiness, paranoia, and immaturity keep them firing at each other rather than at the most vulnerable and marginalized Americans.

Moore also raised concerns about the immaturity of the adolescent brain, as Bernard was 18 at the time of the crime.

The same science shows that 18-year-olds are no different from 17-year-olds in both immaturities and potential for rehabilitation.

I quote Immanuel Kant in my preface, defining enlightenment as mankind coming out of its self-imposed immaturity.

I prefer Ferdydurke, a haunting humorous and terrifying nightmare about how society forces us into immaturity.

Brad spoke to Danny with remarkable candor and an astounding lack of self-awareness—both hallmarks of immaturity.

We belong to a fraternity created by the dysfunction of history and the immaturity of this democracy.

Hessler, thanks to the Post, is now the poster child for selfishness, immaturity, and irresponsibility at Occupy Wall Street.

"She's got to be talked to like a baby," she thought, with a feeling of compassion for Miss Hatchard's long immaturity.

Thus the mental immaturity resulting from Science is supplemented by the financial immaturity resulting from System.

She had sent her thoughts out into the world, in their innocent and passionate immaturity, bare and wild.

They call for the display of the virtue of patience which is not one of the virtues characteristic of spiritual immaturity.

The fat person expresses his immaturity also in that he likes to be petted, made over and looked after.


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