(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. mature[d], perfect[ed], complete, mellow, consummate, ready. See preparation, age, completion.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Ready to be harvested]
Syn. fully grown, fully developed, ruddy, red, yellow, plump, filled out, matured, ready, ripened; see also mellow 1 .
Ant. green*, undeveloped, half-grown.
2. [Improved by time and experience]
Syn. mature, mellow, wise, sweetened, increased, perfected, matured, aged, adult, experienced, discerning, sagacious, discreet, judicious, informed, versed, skilled, skillful, subtle, enlightened, sound, tolerant, forbearing, understanding, sympathetic, enriched, full; see also mature 1 .
3. [Ready]
Syn. prepared, seasoned, consummate, perfected, finished, usable, fit, conditioned, prime, available, on the mark, completed; see also ready 2 .
Ant. unfit*, unready, unprepared.
Syn.- ripe , in its basic application, implies readiness to be harvested, eaten, used, etc. [ripe apples, a ripe cheese ] and, in extended use, full readiness to do or undergo something [ripe for change ] ; mature implies full growth or development, as of living organisms or the mind [ a mature tree, mature judgment ] ; mellow suggests the qualities typical of ripe fruit, such as softness, sweetness, etc. and therefore stresses the absence of sharpness, harshness, etc. [ a mellow flavor, a mellow mood ] ; adult is applied to a person who has reached complete physical or mental maturity, or legal majority, and to ideas, behavior, etc. that show mature thinking
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. mature fully developed, ready, full-grown, seasoned, aged, soft, prime, mellow.
2. ready timely, favorable, primed, set, prepared, opportune.
ANT.: 1. green. 2. untimely
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having reached full growth and develop- ment: adult, big, developed, full-blown, full-fledged, full-grown, grown, grown-up, mature. Idiom: of age. See YOUTH. 2. Brought to full flavor and richness by aging: aged, mellow. See YOUTH.

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