Here’s this week’s WOW:
Part Of Speech:
callowness – noun
cal-low ; /ˈkaləʊ/
: lacking adult sophistication
: (of a young person) inexperienced or immature
: used to describe a young person who does not have much experience and does not know how to behave the way adults behave
adoloscent, green, immature, inexperienced, juvenile, unfledged, unformed, unripe, unseasoned
mature, sphisticated, experienced
wet behind the ears
Old English calu ‘bald’, of West Germanic origin, probably from Latin calvus ‘bald’. This was extended to mean ‘unfledged’, which led to the present sense ‘immature’.
Use In Sentences:
– They told a story about a callow youth who learns the value of hard work and self-reliance.
– The latest batch is full of callow undergraduates.