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callow

Rare (of a young bird) unfledged and usually lacking feathers
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That is why his plays have so well survived the changes in sensibility that have been brought about by feminism; not that his ideas anticipated feminism, but that, like many homosexual authors (which Shaw was not), he could see women as social beings more clearly than men whose vision was impaired by erotic wishful thinking, such men as Octavius Robinson in Man and Superman, a callower version of Marchbanks in Candida.