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im·ma·ture

immature

 
 
pronunciation:
I m chur
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not completely grown or developed; not mature.
The immature apples taste sour.
synonyms:
childish, green, juvenile, young
antonyms:
adult, mature, ripe
similar words:
adolescent, incomplete, raw
definition 2: without the wisdom or good sense of an adult; childish or foolish.
It was immature of him not to apologize for breaking the doll.
synonyms:
childish, juvenile
antonyms:
mature
similar words:
adolescent, green
derivations: immaturely (adv.), immaturity (n.)
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The word immature contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.