immature

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French immature. Partially displaced unripe, from Old English unrīpe (unripe, immature).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪməˈtjʊə(ɹ)/, /ɪməˈt͡ʃʊə(ɹ)/, /ɪməˈt͡ʃə(ɹ)/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ)

AdjectiveEdit

immature (comparative immaturer, superlative immaturest)

  1. (now rare) Occurring before the proper time; untimely, premature (especially of death). [from 16th c.]
  2. Not fully formed or developed; not grown. [from 17th c.]
  3. Childish in behavior; juvenile. [from 20th c.]
    You're only young once, but you can be immature the rest of your life.
    The man was immature for throwing a tantrum.
    Synonyms: infantile, milky; see also Thesaurus:childish

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

immature (plural immatures)

  1. An immature member of a species.
    • 2001, DE Walter, H Proctor, & RA Norton, Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress, →ISBN, page 51:
      There are many genera and even families of Brachypylina for which immatures are not yet known, and thus numerous examples of adult convergence and misclassification remain to be revealed: such is the case with Hypozetes.
    • 2005, Sean Dooley, The Big Twitch, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, page 240:
      While on a walk the next morning I found what looked like a patch of old growth habitat - perhaps somewhere the fires had missed - and to my astonishment saw a female Red-lored Whistler accompanied by an immature.

Related termsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin immātūrus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

immature (plural immatures)

  1. immature, unripe

ReferencesEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

immature

  1. inflection of immatur:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /im.maˈtu.re/
  • Rhymes: -ure
  • Hyphenation: im‧ma‧tù‧re

AdjectiveEdit

immature

  1. feminine plural of immaturo

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

immātūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of immātūrus

ReferencesEdit

  • immature”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • immature in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette