Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not mellowed; not fully matured; not toned down or softened by ripeness or length of years.

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Examples

  • The roof rafters are exposed, and the wood colors are raw and unmellowed.

    The Crucible

  • In the same manner, I would recommend neither a raw, unmellowed style, which, (if I may so express myself) has been newly drawn off from the vat; nor the rough, and antiquated language of the grave and manly Thucydides.

    Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker.

  • His attitude, the attitude of an old and understanding professor, shaking his head musingly as his tender pupils, unmellowed yet in the autumnal fragrances of life, giggle covertly over the pages of Balzac and Flaubert, over the nudes of Manet, over even the innocent yearnings of the bachelor Chopin.

    Europe After 8:15

  • And yet somehow it seemed to me that it was better than something brand new and unmellowed -- that old book which father had loved and which I loved.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906

  • I pleaded that the reporters were often young men, eager, and unmellowed in their sense of literary art.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • These defects are interesting, because they represent the nature of Milton as it was then, noble and disinterested to the height of imagination, but self-assertive, unmellowed, angular.

    Life of John Milton

  • Vengeance ought to ripen slowly in the strong heat of intense wrath, till of itself it falls -- hastily snatched before its time it is like unmellowed fruit, sour and ungrateful to the palate.

    Vendetta: a story of one forgotten

  • But tell me, Isora, do you not love these rare scents that make an Araby of this unmellowed clime?

    Devereux — Volume 03

  • /I/, a wanderer, without heir to my memory and wealth, shall pass away, and my hasty and unmellowed fame will moulder with my clay; but will the names of those whom I now behold ever fall languidly on the ears of a future race, and will there not forever be some sympathy with their friendship, softer and warmer than admiration for their fame? "

    Devereux — Volume 06

  • _I_, a wanderer, without heir to my memory and wealth, shall pass away, and my hasty and unmellowed fame will moulder with my clay; but will the names of those whom I now behold ever fall languidly on the ears of a future race, and will there not forever be some sympathy with their friendship, softer and warmer than admiration for their fame? "

    Devereux — Complete

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