AskDefine | Define undeveloped

Dictionary Definition

undeveloped adj
1 not developed; "courses in interior design were rare and undeveloped"; "undeveloped social awareness" [ant: developed]
2 undeveloped or unused; "vast unexploited (or undeveloped) natural resources" [syn: unexploited] [ant: exploited]
3 (of real estate) not built upon or ready for building upon; "taxes on undeveloped lots are low"

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  1. not developed or used
  2. lagging behind others, especially in economic or social matters


not developed or used
lagging behind others, especially in economic or social matters

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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