What is another word for unripe?

Pronunciation: [ʌnɹˈa͡ɪp] (IPA)

When referring to fruits, unripe means that the fruit hasn't reached its optimal level of maturity to be consumed. If you're trying to describe a fruit that hasn't matured yet, some synonyms you can use are immature, green, raw, undercooked, underdeveloped, and unseasoned. However, unripe can also be used to describe something that hasn't fully developed in general. For instance, if you're talking about a person's skills or potential, you may use words such as inexperienced, novice, untrained, greenhorn, and undeveloped rather than "unripe." Overall, using different synonyms interchangeable can keep your writing engaging and captivating to the reader.

What are the hypernyms for Unripe?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unripe?

The opposite of unripe refers to the state of full maturity, ripeness, or readiness. Antonyms for unripe include ripe, mature, ready, developed, seasoned, cultivated, and grown. When describing fruits or vegetables, they are often considered unripe when underdeveloped and not yet ready to harvest. In contrast, a ripe fruit is juicy, sweet, and ready to be eaten. Similarly, a person who is unripe or immature may be perceived as inexperienced, naive, or not yet fully grown. Conversely, a mature individual is considered wise, knowledgeable, and experienced. Understanding antonyms for unripe helps us differentiate between raw and mature states, and modify our language accordingly.

What are the antonyms for Unripe?

Usage examples for Unripe

It was an hour that came to an end when the party arrived at the hedge of the unripe sloes that had checked the onset of Albion Villas towards the new town, and passed through the turnstile Fenwick and Vereker had passed through in the morning.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
I never give feeding cattle unripe tares; they must be three parts ripe before being cut.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders"
William M'Combie
The Hebrew sages said that the dream was a fraction of prophecy, the unripe fruit of prophecy.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell

Famous quotes with Unripe

  • To use bitter words, when kind words are at hand, Is like picking unripe fruit when the ripe fruit is there.
    Thiruvalluvar
  • And are there no laws of moral health? Can they be outraged and the penalty not paid? Let a man turn out of the bright and bustling Broadway, out of the mad revel of riches and the restless, unripe luxury of ignorant men whom sudden wealth has disordered like exhilarating gas; let him penetrate through sickening stench the lairs of typhus, the dens of small-pox, the coverts of all loathsome disease and unimaginable crimes; let him see the dull, starved, stolid, lowering faces, the human heaps of utter woe, and, like Jefferson in contemplating slavery a hundred years ago in Virginia, he will murmur with bowed head, 'I tremble for this city when I remember that God is just'. Is his justice any surer in a tenement-house than it is in a State? Filth in the city is pestilence. Injustice in the State is civil war. 'Gentlemen', said George Mason, a friend and neighbor of Jefferson's, in the Convention that framed the Constitution, 'by an inscrutable chain of causes and effects Providence punishes national sins by national calamities'. 'Oh no. gentlemen, it is no such thing', replied John Rutledge of South Carolina. 'Religion and humanity have nothing to do with this question. Interest is the governing principle with nations'. The descendants of John Rutledge live in the State which quivers still with the terrible tread of Sherman and his men. Let them answer! Oh seaports and factories, silent and ruined! Oh barns and granaries, heaps of blackened desolation! Oh wasted homes, bleeding hearts, starving mouths! Oh land consumed in the fire your own hands kindled! Was not John Rutledge wrong, was not George Mason right, that prosperity which is only money in the purse, and not justice or fair play, is the most cruel traitor, and will cheat you of your heart's blood in the end?
    George William Curtis

Related words: unripe fruit, unripe vegetables, unripe banana, unripe avocado, unripe melon, unripe grapes, grow unripe fruit

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