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[uhn-di-vel-uh pt] /ˌʌn dɪˈvɛl əpt/
not developed.
Origin of undeveloped
1730-40; un-1 + develop + -ed2 Unabridged
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  • The pottery of the Iroquoian and Algonkian tribes of the north-east was, as a rule, rather crude and undeveloped.

  • From the earliest times it has been contended that woman is undeveloped man.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • By many gentle, indirect approaches, I perceived that part of his tail-feathers were undeveloped.

  • But as yet she was undeveloped—an interesting, a charming child, but only a child.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • The bride was magnificently dressed, in a gown that was much too elaborate for her angular and undeveloped young figure.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
  • Was he not a boy yet, perhaps with the impulse she and the Cornal feared, all undeveloped?

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for undeveloped


not having developed or been developed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for undeveloped

1736, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of develop. In reference to film, it is attested from 1939.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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