un-ripest

unripe

[uhn-rahyp]
adjective
1.
not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.
2.
too early; premature.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English unrype, Old English unrīpe. See un-1, ripe

unripely, adverb
unripeness, noun
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unripe or unripened (ʌnˈraɪp)
 
adj
1.  not fully matured
2.  not fully prepared or developed; not ready
3.  obsolete premature or untimely
 
unripened or unripened
 
adj
 
un'ripeness or unripened
 
n

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unripe
O.E. unripe "premature" (in ref. to death), from un- (1) "not" + ripe. Meaning "immature, not fully developed (of fruit, etc.) is recorded from mid-13c. Cf. M.Du. onrijp, O.H.G. unrifi, Ger. unreif.
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