- not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.
- too early; premature.
- not fully matured
- not fully prepared or developed; not ready
- 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.