follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

immaturity

[im-uh-choo r-i-tee, -too r-, -tyoo r-, -chur-] /ˌɪm əˈtʃʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtʊər-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr-/
noun, plural immaturities for 2.
1.
a state or condition of being immature:
the immaturity of one's behavior; the immaturity of a country's technology.
2.
an immature action or attitude.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; immature + -ity, probably reflecting Latin immātūritās untimely haste, unripeness
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for immaturity
n.

1530s, "untimeliness," from Latin immaturitatem (nominative immaturitas) "unripeness," from immaturus (see immature). Meaning "lack of maturity" attested from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for immaturity

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for immaturity

17
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with immaturity