Synonyms for (adjective) immature

Synonyms: immature, unfledged

Definition: (of birds) not yet having developed feathers

Usage: a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill

Similar words: unfeathered

Definition: not having feathers

Usage: the unfeathered brood


Synonyms: immature

Definition: not yet mature

Similar words: adolescent

Definition: in the state of development between puberty and maturity

Usage: adolescent boys and girls


Similar words: embryologic, embryonal, embryonic

Definition: of an organism prior to birth or hatching

Usage: in the embryonic stage; embryologic development


Similar words: inchoative

Definition: beginning to develop

Usage: inchoative stages


Similar words: larval

Definition: immature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage

Usage: larval societies; larval crayfishes; the larval stage


Similar words: prepubertal, prepubescent

Definition: (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth


Similar words: prepupal

Definition: of an inactive stage in the development of some insects, between the larval and the pupal stages

Usage: the prepupal stage


Similar words: pubescent

Definition: (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature

Usage: the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy


Similar words: pupal

Definition: of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage

Usage: the pupal stage


Similar words: underdeveloped

Definition: not yet fully developed


Synonyms: immature

Definition: characteristic of a lack of maturity

Usage: immature behavior

Similar words: puerile, adolescent, jejune, juvenile

Definition: displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

Usage: adolescent insecurity; jejune responses to our problems; their behavior was juvenile; puerile jokes


Similar words: babyish

Definition: characteristic of a baby

Usage: babyish tears and petulance


Similar words: childish, infantile

Definition: indicating a lack of maturity

Usage: childish tantrums; infantile behavior


Synonyms: immature, green, unripe, unripened

Definition: not fully developed or mature; not ripe

Usage: unripe fruit; fried green tomatoes; green wood

Similar words: unaged

Definition: not subjected to an aging process

Usage: vodka is an unaged liquor from Russia


Synonyms: young, immature

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

Usage: young people

Similar words: one-year-old

Definition: one year of age


Similar words: two-year-old

Definition: two years of age


Similar words: three-year-old

Definition: three years of age


Similar words: four-year-old

Definition: four years of age


Similar words: five-year-old

Definition: five years of age


Similar words: teen, teenage, teenaged, adolescent

Definition: being of the age 13 through 19

Usage: teenage mothers; the teen years


Similar words: infantile

Definition: being or befitting or characteristic of an infant

Usage: infantile games


Similar words: boyish, boylike, schoolboyish

Definition: befitting or characteristic of a young boy

Usage: a boyish grin; schoolboyish pranks


Similar words: childlike, childly

Definition: befitting a young child

Usage: childlike charm


Similar words: early

Definition: very young

Usage: at an early age


Similar words: girlish, schoolgirlish

Definition: befitting or characteristic of a young girl

Usage: girlish charm; a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear


Similar words: junior

Definition: including or intended for youthful persons

Usage: a junior sports league; junior fashions


Similar words: little, small

Definition: (of children and animals) young, immature

Usage: what a big little boy you are; small children


Similar words: newborn

Definition: recently born

Usage: a newborn infant


Similar words: preadolescent, preteen

Definition: of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12

Usage: a preteen party; preteen clothing


Similar words: puppyish, puppylike

Definition: characteristic of a puppy


Similar words: tender

Definition: young and immature

Usage: at a tender age


Similar words: youngish

Definition: somewhat young


Similar words: youthful, young, vernal

Definition: suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

Usage: he is young for his age