immaturity

[ im-uh-choo r-i-tee, -too r-, -tyoo r-, -chur- ]
/ ˌɪm əˈtʃʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtʊər-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr- /

noun, plural im·ma·tu·ri·ties for 2.

a state or condition of being immature: the immaturity of one's behavior; the immaturity of a country's technology.
an immature action or attitude.

Nearby words

  1. immateriality,
  2. immaterialize,
  3. immature,
  4. immature cataract,
  5. immaturely,
  6. immeasurable,
  7. immeasurably,
  8. immediacy,
  9. immediate,
  10. immediate allergy

Origin of immaturity

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

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Word Origin and History for immaturity

immaturity

n.

1530s, "untimeliness," from Latin immaturitatem (nominative immaturitas) "unripeness," from immaturus (see immature). Meaning "lack of maturity" attested from c.1600.

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