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unfledged adj
1 (of birds) not yet having developed feathers; "a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill" [syn: immature] [ant: fledged]
2 (of an arrow) not equipped with feathers; "shot an unfledged arrow" [syn: fledgeless, unvaned]
3 young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer" [syn: fledgling]

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  1. Of a bird that has yet to develope its wings and feathers and is able to fly
  2. inexperienced, like a tyro or novice

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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