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Definitions for immature
ˈɪm əˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃɜrim·ma·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immatureadjective

    characteristic of a lack of maturity

    "immature behavior"

  2. young, immatureadjective

    (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

    "young people"

  3. green, unripe, unripened, immatureadjective

    not fully developed or mature; not ripe

    "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood"

  4. immatureadjective

    not yet mature

  5. unfledged, immatureadjective

    (of birds) not yet having developed feathers

    "a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill"


  1. immatureadjective

    Not fully formed or developed, unripe.

  2. immatureadjective

    Childish in behavior.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. IMMATUREadjective

    Etymology: immaturus, Latin.

    The land enterprize of Panama was an ill measured and immature counsel; for it was grounded upon a false account, that the passages were no better fortified than Drake had left them. Francis Bacon.

    This is your time for faction and debate,
    For partial favour, and permitted hate:
    Let now your immature dissension cease,
    Sit quiet. Dryden.

    We are pleased, and call not that death immature, if a man lives 'till seventy. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.


  1. immature

    Mature is the adjectival form of maturity, as immature is the adjectival form of immaturity, which have several meanings.


  1. immature

    Immature generally refers to someone or something that is not fully developed or grown, either physically, emotionally, or intellectually. In the context of living organisms, it refers to an early stage of development. In terms of behavior or personality, it suggests a lack of judgment, wisdom, or emotional sophistication often expected of an adult.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immatureadjective

    not mature; unripe; not arrived at perfection of full development; crude; unfinished; as, immature fruit; immature character; immature plans

  2. Immatureadjective

    premature; untimely; too early; as, an immature death

  3. Etymology: [L. immaturus; pref. im- not + maturus mature, ripe. See Mature.]


  1. Immature

    Immature is an American R&B group, managed by record producer Chris Stokes. Its members include Marques "Batman" Houston, Jerome "Romeo" Jones, and Kelton "LDB" Kessee, all natives of Los Angeles, California, where the group was formed. The group released four albums under the Immature moniker including On Our Worst Behavior in 1992 which included former member Don "Half Pint" Santos, later replaced by Kessee, Playtyme Is Over in 1994, then We Got It in 1995 and finally in 1997 released the album, The Journey. In 1999, the group changed their name to IMx marking 10 years of being a group and released two studio albums Introducing IMx and IMx, and then released a Greatest Hits album in 2001. The group also branched out into film and television before disbanding in 2002. In 2010, Houston announced on 106 & Park that the group were planning to record another group album together for 2011.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Immature

    im-a-tūr′, Immatured, im-a-tūrd′, adj. not ripe: not perfect: come before the natural time.—adv. Immature′ly.—ns. Immature′ness, Immatur′ity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immature in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of immature in a Sentence

  1. Lionel Trilling:

    The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals.

  2. Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Srange Land:

    Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love the greater the jealousy.

  3. Olympian Ryan Lochte:

    I’m embarrassed for myself, my family -- especially those guys, i was immature and I made a stupid mistake. I’m human. I made a mistake and I definitely learned from this.

  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:

    A lot of the guys that are trying to jump into the NBA are immature and don’t understand the game and it’s having a negative effect on the college game and on the pro game, maybe they should do something about that such as raising the age to 21. Something should be done about the one-and-done phenomenon.

  5. Deandre Somerville:

    This was an immature decision that I made, and I paid the price for my freedom.

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