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December 13, 2007

Friday, 14th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : un-fl�jd

1. describes a young bird that has not yet developed the feathers required for flight

2. young and inexperienced

3. (of an arrow) not equipped with feathers


Probably from obsolete fledge - feathered - from Middle English flegge - from Old English - flycge


guileless, inexperienced, infant, jejune, jellybean, juvenile, kid, low tech, naive, puerile, raw, sophomore, unbaked, unripe, unsophisticated, untrained, untried, young, innocent, fresh, immature, ignorant


experienced, mature, sophisticated, worldly

Contextual Examples:

� Aunt Jamesina had a proper respect for the cloth even in the case of an unfledged parson.

� How could you, my poor little unfledged nestling, find yourself food, and defend yourself from misfortune, and ward off the wiles of evil men?

Related Words :

1. fledgling: Adjective

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