callow
[ kal-oh ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Old English; From calu "bald," of West Germanic origin, probably from Latin calvus "bald." This was extended to mean "unfledged," which led to the present sense "immature."
Synonyms
    1.
  • infant untrained young
    2.
  • inexperienced crude juvenile naive
Antonyms
    1.
  • mature
    2.
  • experienced
Definition
1. (of a young bird) featherless; unfledged
2. immature or inexperienced
Examples
1. A) The birds are still callow, so trying to move them now will only harm them. B) Most birds go through a callow period before reaching adulthood as flying creatures.
2. A) A rather callow young man began shoving his resume in front of me, convinced I would give him a job. B) I don't mean to be callous, but you seem rather callow to be holding such a position.
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