impuberal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the stem of Latin impubes, from im- + pubes (mature age, puberty).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

impuberal (comparative more impuberal, superlative most impuberal)

  1. (rare) Immature; not having come to puberty.
    • 1972, Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things, McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 41:
      Another revelation of impuberal softness [...] was afforded by a photo of her in which she sat in the buff on the grass, combing her sun-shot hair and spreading wide, in false perspective, the lovely legs of a giantess.