[ kal-oh ]
Part of Speechadjective, adjectiveOrigin + 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."
infant untrained youngadjective
inexperienced crude juvenile naive
adjective(of a young bird) featherless; unfledged
adjectiveimmature or inexperienced
adjectiveA) 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.
adjectiveA) 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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