[ UK /kˈælə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈkæɫoʊ/ ]
  1. young and inexperienced
    a fledgling skier
    a fledgling enterprise
    an unfledged lawyer
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How To Use callow In A Sentence

  • Wenger, however, prefers to invest in promise rather than experience, and at this juncture the consequence of a persistent collective callowness is that while his club may have a waiting list of 40,000 for their season tickets, the empty seats in the middle and upper tiers last night spoke of the dissatisfaction of those among their supporters who do not subscribe to the doctrine of keeping the faith through thick and thin. Arsenal fizzle out after early promise – just like last season | Richard Williams
  • Enforcing the isolation of this callow and callous ruler is the least that a humane and pacific foreign policy must aim for.
  • He said the company had always had two move workers between the two bases depending on where the work was, but now circumstances dictated closure of the Scalloway workshop for the time being.
  • He was only a callow youth.
  • The beginning and end of a reign; a journey from callow youth to protective grande dame. Christianity Today
  • Simon Callow's fine Sir Toby is also a genuine rural blueblood whose highest praise for Maria is that "she is a beagle, true bred", yet who is also capable of insensate cruelty. Twelfth Night - review | Theatre | Michael Billington
  • When, in the middle of the the first season, callow account exec Pete Campbell walks past striving-to-be-a-copywriter secretary Peggy Olson's desk without acknowledging her, Peggy's incremental comprehension of her powerlessness with this guy she's had sex with is documented in her face's shift from anticipation to abashment to acceptance. Sheila Weller: Mad Hopes for the Mad Men Women
  • Simons takes a lead in the frame but Callow fights back and the pair tussle over the colours.
  • Mr. Arcangel seems guided by a somewhat callow faith in the avant-garde, striving to perpetuate its tradition, dating from Duchamp, of laying claim to new areas of nonart for art's sake. NYT > Home Page
  • This high-principled lophobranch is so careful of its callow and helpless young that it carries about the unhatched eggs with him under his own tail, in what scientific ichthyologists pleasantly describe as a subcaudal pouch or cutaneous receptacle. Science in Arcady
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