underdeveloped love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not adequately or normally developed; immature: underdeveloped leaves and flowers.
  • adj. Processed in too weak a developing solution, or for too short a time, or at too low a temperature to produce a normal degree of contrast. Used of film.
  • adj. Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication within the contemporary range of possibility; developing: underdeveloped countries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. immature and not fully developed
  • adj. having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication
  • adj. of a film that has had insufficient development before being fixed
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of underdevelop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not yet fully developed
  • adj. relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply

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