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December 13, 2007
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Friday, 14th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...

Unfledged



( Adjective )


Pronunciation : un-fljd

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


Etymology:


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


Synonyms:


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


Antonyms:


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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