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    the word "premature"

    In Czech we have one word for all of these:
    - premature
    - precocious
    - untimely
    - abortive
    - early
    - previous
    - forward
    - praecox
    - preterm
    - immatured
    - unripe


    Which one is the best to be collocated with "conclusion", "result", etc.
    It should be neutral - not too academic,not too informal.

    Thanks in advance
    George2

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    Re: the word "premature"

    Quote Originally Posted by JiriLindovsky View Post
    In Czech we have one word for all of these:
    - premature
    - precocious
    - untimely
    - abortive
    - early
    - previous
    - forward
    - praecox
    - preterm
    - immatured
    - unripe


    Which one is the best to be collocated with "conclusion", "result", etc.
    It should be neutral - not too academic,not too informal.

    Thanks in advance
    George2
    It might depend on context but my initial reaction would be that "premature conclusion" and "early conclsusion" are probably the most common.

    The meeting wasn't over but most of the group had come to the somewhat premature conclusion that they would be fired by the end of the day.

    The rain was so bad that the outdoor theatre performance had to come to an early conclusion.

    Lucky you - just one word for all those meanings!!! I assume you know which meaning is required from the context?

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