[uhn-di-vel-uh pt]


Origin of undeveloped

First recorded in 1730–40; un-1 + develop + -ed2
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Historical Examples of undeveloped

  • From the earliest times it has been contended that woman is undeveloped man.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • But as yet she was undeveloped—an interesting, a charming child, but only a child.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • It may be incomplete, it may be undeveloped, but so far as it goes it contains the truth.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker

  • Was he not a boy yet, perhaps with the impulse she and the Cornal feared, all undeveloped?

  • Didn't Miss Campion say that she was a genius, but undeveloped?

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

British Dictionary definitions for undeveloped



not having developed or been developed
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Word Origin and History for undeveloped

1736, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of develop. In reference to film, it is attested from 1939.

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