immaturity

Definitions

  • Immature stages of the quince curculio
    Immature stages of the quince curculio
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n immaturity not having reached maturity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Immaturity The state or quality of being immature or not fully developed; unripeness; incompleteness. "When the world has outgrown its intellectual immaturity ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n immaturity The state or character of being immature; unripeness; incompleteness; crudeness.
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Quotations

  • John Greier
    John Greier
    “You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.”
  • Clark Moustakas
    Clark Moustakas
    “Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him.”
  • Tom Robbins
    Tom Robbins
    “Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”
  • Vladimir Nabokov
    Vladimir%20Nabokov
    “Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.”
  • Erich Fromm
    Erich%20Fromm
    “Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.”
  • Woody Allen
    Woody%20Allen
    “Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. immaturitas,: cf. F. immaturité,

Usage

In literature:

To one of middle age the countenance was that of a young man, though a youth might hardly have seen any necessity for the term of immaturity.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
How much more does the conversation need direction where we have the same group every day composed largely of immature persons!
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
You call youth immature; but in what does it come short of manhood.
"The Germ" by Various
Like all other immature peoples, the Romans believed that consecrated formulas had a magical virtue.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
That department of theological learning was then in a very immature condition.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
He was followed by a little, brown-skinned fellow with an immature Vandyke beard and a lisp.
"The Sport of the Gods" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Her suffering was like a child's, and her attitude to it bitterly immature.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
If delicate or immature, delay breeding till the next time.
"The Boston Terrier and All About It" by Edward Axtell
He weighed only about 178 pounds at the time and was immature.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
As regards the Christ, Donatello seems to preserve the essence and immaturity of childhood.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
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In poetry:

But all, the world's coarse thumb
And finger failed to plumb,
So passed in making up the main account;
All instincts immature,
All purposes unsure,
That weighed not as his work, yet swelled the man's amount:
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning

In news:

Managing Immature People With Power.
Lane Kiffin is so promising — and so immature .
This photomicrograph of a slime mold shows an immature sorocarp (fruiting body), magnified 30x.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov 1 and 2, Loie Evans identified an immature surf scoter on Evergreen Lake.
Immature soybeans could be another forage option for Indiana livestock producers struggling to feed their herds,says Keith Johnson, Purdue University Extension forage specialist.
Addict behavior is immature brat behavior – throwing over tomorrow to get your rocks off (or snort some rock) today.
The rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons has always been a nasty one, but now it seems that things have reached new – and immature levels.
Another of the Beep 's lawyers, Jason Otaño, sought to debunk the notion of an immature boy's club at Borough Hall.
Brandy Dixon said she has breastfed all of her kids and said the controversy surrounding the issue is immature.
The seductive appearance, however, obscures some inconvenient truths: its all-electric technology remains woefully immature and don't-even-ask expensive.
Love is taking the Timberwolves back to the future with his immature rant over a contract that he signed 11 months earlier.
Some of the 1,700 immature plants found at the growing site during a recent raid.
The Immaturity Of The Cloud Business Model.
Stell's well-structured debut features a fresh voice wasted on underdeveloped characters and a plot driven by emotional immaturity.
It is not only criminal, but immature and in poor taste.
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In science:

We now investigate the scaling relations between cluster mass, temperature and X –ray luminosity, focusing on the normalizati on of and scatter around the relations and the impact of the dynamical immaturity of 70% of the sample identi fied in §6.1.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
X –ray luminous cluster cores at z=0.2 are dynamically immature; (ii) scaling relations between cluster mass, luminosity and temperature display scatter of σ∼0.3–0.6; (iii) the normalization of the mass–temperature relation f or unrelaxed (dynamically immature) clusters is 40% hotter than for relaxed clusters.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
The normalization of the mass–temperature relation for unrelaxed (dynamical ly immature) clusters is 40% hotter than for relaxed clusters at 2.5– σ signi ficance.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
The high frequency of dynamical immaturity, coupled with the structural segregation of the clusters in the mass–temperature plane have profound implications for our understanding of how clusters form and evolve.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
But, as mentioned in introduction, the theory of dynamics on the global random attractor is so immature that we know very few examples for which the structure of global random attractors is well understood.
The random case of Conley's theorem: III. Random semiflow case and Morse decomposition
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