unripe


unripe

adjective

  1. not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.
  2. too early; premature.

adjective

  1. not fully matured
  2. not fully prepared or developed; not ready
  3. obsolete premature or untimely

adj.Old English unripe “premature” (in reference to death), from un- (1) “not” + ripe. Meaning “immature, not fully developed (of fruit, etc.) is recorded from mid-13c. Cf. Middle Dutch onrijp, Old High German unrifi, German unreif.

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