AskDefine | Define unripe

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unripe adj
1 not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood" [syn: green, unripened, immature] [ant: ripe]
2 not fully prepared

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  1. Not ripe; as, unripe fruit.
  2. Developing too early; premature.


not ripe

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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