Definition of immature adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪməˈtjʊə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪməˈtʃʊr//
    , NAmE//ˌɪməˈtʊr//
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  1. 1behaving in a way that is not sensible and is typical of people who are much younger immature behaviour Wordfinderadolescent, immature, mixed up, naive, puberty, rebellious, sulky, tearaway, teenager, young See related entries: Youth
  2. 2not fully developed or grown immature plants
  3. opposite mature
    Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘premature’, referring to death): from Latin immaturus ‘untimely, unripe’, from in- ‘not’ + maturus ‘ripe’.Extra examples Although she was older than her husband, she was emotionally quite immature. He displays very immature behaviour for a boy of 16, running about the classroom and yelling. Oh, don’t be so immature. The immature birds have shorter tails and brown, speckled plumage.
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