But it was a lack that sprang from callowness: a woodenness that was green, that was raw, that was inexperienced.
The sensation of callowness at once heightened his resolve to succeed.
His smoutchiness generally passes off with the callowness of hobble-de-hoyhood.
There is, or ought to be, no such thing, once past the callowness of youth.
It advertised his callowness—a callowness sheer and unutterable.
He wondered now if he had not borne himself with the Quixotic martyrdom of callowness.
Old English calu "bare, bald," probably from West Germanic *kalwaz (cf. Middle Dutch calu, Dutch kaal, Old High German kalo, German Kahl), perhaps from Latin or Celtic. From young birds with no feathers, meaning extended to any young inexperienced thing or creature (1570s). Apparently not from Latin calvus "bald."