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"immature" in British English

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immatureadjective

uk   /ˌɪm.əˈtʃʊər/  us   /-ˈtʊr/
C2 disapproving not ​behaving in a way that is as ​calm and ​wise as ​peopleexpect from someone of ​yourage: Stop being so ​silly and immature, Chris! She's ​rather immature for her ​age, don't you ​think? disapproving not having much ​experience of something: politically immature specialized biology not ​yetcompletelygrown or ​developed: While the ​animals are still immature, they do not ​breed.
immaturity
noun [U] uk   /-ˈtʃʊə.rɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈtʊr.ə.t̬i/
physical/​emotional immaturity
(Definition of immature from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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immatureadjective

 us   /ˌɪm·əˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər/
not ​completelydevelopedphysically, ​mentally, or ​emotionally, or ​lacking the ​expectedtype of ​responsiblebehavior for ​yourage: Some of the ​boys in my ​class are so immature – they’re always doing ​silly things.
immaturity
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪm·əˈtʃʊər·ɪ·t̬i, -ˈtʊər-/
physical/​emotional immaturity
(Definition of immature from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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