Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being unripe; want of ripeness; immaturity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Quality or state of being unripe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the state or property of being unripe

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Examples

  • They pluck off, one by one, grapes that have stayed green, so that not even a hint of unripeness will mar their wine.

    Merlot for Snobs

  • They pluck off, one by one, grapes that have stayed green, so that not even a hint of unripeness will mar their wine.

    Merlot for Snobs

  • He might before have speculated about the unripeness of Germany for the revolution he envisioned,but now, in the heat of the moment, he was as ready as Lincoln or Alexander had been to act.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • He might before have speculated about the unripeness of Germany for the revolution he envisioned,but now, in the heat of the moment, he was as ready as Lincoln or Alexander had been to act.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • He might before have speculated about the unripeness of Germany for the revolution he envisioned,but now, in the heat of the moment, he was as ready as Lincoln or Alexander had been to act.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • They pluck off, one by one, grapes that have stayed green, so that not even a hint of unripeness will mar their wine.

    Merlot for Snobs

  • The ripeness, or unripeness, of the occasion (as we said) must ever be well weighed; and generally it is good, to commit the beginnings of an great actions to Argus, with his hundred eyes, and the ends to

    The Essays

  • In short, I am a very pretty green fruit, with all the charm of unripeness.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • He might before have speculated about the unripeness of Germany for the revolution he envisioned,but now, in the heat of the moment, he was as ready as Lincoln or Alexander had been to act.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • He might before have speculated about the unripeness of Germany for the revolution he envisioned,but now, in the heat of the moment, he was as ready as Lincoln or Alexander had been to act.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

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