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

  • adj. Not ripe or matured; immature.
  • adj. Not fully ready or prepared.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not ripe.
  • adj. Developing too early; premature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not ripe.
  • adj. Developing too early; premature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not ripe; not mature; not brought to a state of perfection or maturity: as, unripe fruit; an unripe girl. Not seasonable; not yet proper or suitable.
  • Not fully prepared; not completed: as, an unripe scheme.
  • Too early; premature: as, an unripe death.

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

  • adj. not fully prepared
  • adj. not fully developed or mature; not ripe


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