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callow

Rare (of a young bird) unfledged and usually lacking feathers
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Do they speak in such a foolish fashion through simple callowness - because they have not yet experienced truly memorable events?
Like one of his own filmmaking idols, Eric Rohmer, he seems to have remained very much an adolescent at heart, and he's one of the few American filmmakers to embrace young people in all of their amorphous identity, occasional callowness and naive optimism, rather than pigeonholing them into cookie-cutter types (the jock, the nerd, the sensitive loner vampire, et al.).
But did he really have to go in for compound callowness a few minutes later when he picked up a second yellow that evened up the numbers again shortly after Diakite's lunge on Dean Whitehead had got the Watford debutant a straight red?
Once we successfully eradicate people's disregard, insensitivity and at times sheer callowness - and replace these things with a higher level of consciousness - only then can mankind understand and experience goodwill and acceptance.
Some of that misunderstanding was due to my callowness but most of my incomprehension was due to the reality that the study of history is wasted on the young.
In an obsessive mental video of caring for such a child, I watched the things I loved in my life be stripped away; I witnessed vivid scenes detailing the exact nature of my own callowness. (7) While Wolf's fear is understandable, she doesn't then reveal to the reader that her fears were based on stereotypes that were inaccurate and hurtful.
Katz, "Editorial: a turning point in breast cancer cytology reporting: moving from callowness to maturity," Acta Cytologica, vol.
His willful confusion of such pragmatic details with the venerable objects and historical sites he visits mocks both the extreme hybridity of travel writing and the callowness of many travelers who fail to distinguish between the significant and the banal.
The irony is that the actors in this film are more talented and assured than those in the original film but in AoThe House on Sorority RowAo, Rosman managed to turn the callowness of his cast to advantage.
The callowness of Chris Basham's youth lured him into a tackle on Berbatov that it was unwise to make.
Factory" reported that "in a country where government-controlled companies comprise the industrial base, piracy is not derived from commercial callowness, it appears to be official policy."