immaturity


immaturity
immaturity (n.) 1530s, "untimeliness," from L. immaturitatem (nom. immaturitas) "unripeness," from immaturus (see IMMATURE (Cf. immature)). Meaning "lack of maturity" attested from c.1600.

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  • Immaturity — Im ma*tu ri*ty, n. [L. immaturitas: cf. F. immaturit[ e].] The state or quality of being immature or not fully developed; unripeness; incompleteness. [1913 Webster] When the world has outgrown its intellectual immaturity. Caird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immaturity — index adolescence, minority (infancy), nonage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • immaturity — /im euh choor i tee, toor , tyoor , cherr /, n., pl. immaturities for 2. 1. a state or condition of being immature: the immaturity of one s behavior; the immaturity of a country s technology. 2. an immature action or attitude. [1530 40; IMMATURE… …   Universalium

  • immaturity — n. to display immaturity * * * to display immaturity …   Combinatory dictionary

  • immaturity — immature ► ADJECTIVE 1) not fully developed. 2) having or showing emotional or intellectual development appropriate to someone younger. DERIVATIVES immaturely adverb immaturity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • immaturity — noun see immature …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • immaturity — noun Youth; the condition of being immature or not fully grown …   Wiktionary

  • immaturity — Synonyms and related words: adulteration, amateurishness, amateurism, arrestment, babyishness, brand newness, callowness, childishness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, defectibility, defectiveness, deficiency, dewiness, erroneousness, fallibility …   Moby Thesaurus

  • immaturity — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Childhood] Syn. youthfulness, adolescence, infancy; see childhood , youth 1 . 2. [Inexperience] Syn. childishness, puerility, ignorance, callowness, babyishness, rawness, greenness, imperfection, incompleteness, childish… …   English dictionary for students

  • immaturity — im·ma tu·ri·ty || ‚ɪmÉ™ tjÊŠÉ™rÉ™tɪ n. lack of experience; unripeness; childishness …   English contemporary dictionary


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