What is immature?

  • (adj): Not yet mature.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on immature:

Vaillant's Categorization of Defence Mechanisms - Level 2 - Immature
... Excessive use of such defenses is seen as socially undesirable in that they are immature, difficult to deal with and seriously out of touch with reality ... These are the so-called "immature" defences and overuse almost always leads to serious problems in a person's ability to cope effectively ...
... structure, which indicates the specimen was immature when it died ... the original authors that the best interpretation of an immature pterosaur (more immature than any previously known) found inside an egg is that the ...
Myelophthisic Anemia - Diagnosis
... or are teardrop-shaped (dacryocytes), or immature granulocyte precursor cells which indicates leukoerythroblastosis is occurring because the displaced hematopoietic cells begin to undergo extramedullary hematopoiesis ... These immature granulocytes are seen in peripheral blood smears ... The presence of immature blood cell precursors helps distinguish another cause of pancytopenia, aplastic anemia, from myelophthisic anemia because in aplastic anemia the hematopoietic cells ...
American White Ibis - Description - Similar Species
... Immature American White and Scarlet Ibises are very difficult to tell apart, although Scarlet Ibises tend to have darker legs and bare skin around the face ... An immature American White Ibis could be mistaken for an immature Glossy Ibis, but the latter is wholly dark brown and lacks the white belly and rump ...
Dragons (Dragon Prince) - Human Relations - Dragon Census
... including 6 mating sires, 80 mature females, and 220 immature dragons and first-flight hatchlings numbers taken after Hatching Hunt 234 ... in flight over the Veresch (count made before the plague struck ...

More definitions of "immature":

  • (adj): (of birds) not yet having developed feathers.
    Synonyms: unfledged
  • (adj): Lacking in development.
    Example: "Immature plans"
    Synonyms: unformed
  • (adj): (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth.
    Synonyms: young
  • (adj): Characteristic of a lack of maturity.
    Example: "Immature behavior"

Famous quotes containing the word immature:

    Her little loose hands, and dropping Victorian shoulders.
    And then her great weight below the waist, her vast pale belly
    With a thin young yellow little paw hanging out, and straggle of a
    long thin ear, like ribbon,
    Like a funny trimming to the middle of her belly, thin little dangle
    of an immature paw, and one thin ear.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    To an immature nature essentially honest and humane, forewarning intimations of subtler danger from one’s kind come tardily if at all.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)