unripe

[ uhn-rahyp ]
/ ʌnˈraɪp /

adjective

not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.
too early; premature.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. unriddle,
  2. unrifled,
  3. unrig,
  4. unrighteous,
  5. unrip,
  6. unrivaled,
  7. unrivalled,
  8. unrobe,
  9. unroll,
  10. unromantic

Origin of unripe

before 1000; Middle English unrype, Old English unrīpe. See un-1, ripe

Related formsun·ripe·ly, adverbun·ripe·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unripe

unripe

unripened

/ (ʌnˈraɪp) /

adjective

not fully matured
not fully prepared or developed; not ready
obsolete premature or untimely
Derived Formsunripeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unripe

unripe

adj.

Old English unripe "premature" (in reference to death), from un- (1) "not" + ripe. Meaning "immature, not fully developed (of fruit, etc.) is recorded from mid-13c. Cf. Middle Dutch onrijp, Old High German unrifi, German unreif.

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