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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.

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. J. D. Salinger:

    The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

  2. William Stekel:

    The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.

  3. Lionel Trilling:

    The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals.

  4. Tom Robbins:

    Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

  5. Dzung Vo:

    People thought, 'Oh teenagers are too immature or they're not capable of learning something like mindfulness,' but my experience has been the complete opposite.

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    something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    • A. temptation
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    • C. integrity
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