Search Result for "pre`ma*ture":

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Premature \Pre`ma*ture"\, a. [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See Mature.] 1. Mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed. [1913 Webster] 2. Happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper or usual time; adopted too soon; too early; untimely; as, a premature fall of snow; a premature birth; a premature opinion; premature decay. [1913 Webster] 3. Arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report. [1913 Webster] -- Pre`ma*ture"ly, adv. -- Pre`ma*ture"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "premature": a bit previous, advanced, beforehand, early, far ahead, forward, green, half-baked, half-cocked, hasty, ill-considered, ill-seasoned, ill-timed, immature, improper, impulsive, inappropriate, inauspicious, inconvenient, inexpedient, infelicitous, inopportune, intempestive, intrusive, irrelevant, late, mal a propos, malapropos, mistimed, not firm, off base, out of line, out of phase, out of time, overhasty, oversoon, precipitate, precocious, previous, rushed, soon, too early, too late, too soon, unbefitting, uncrystallized, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unfledged, unfortunate, unhandy, unhappy, unjelled, unlucky, unmatured, unmeditated, unpremeditated, unprepared, unpropitious, unready, unripe, unseasonable, unsuitable, untimely, untoward, wrong