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Synonyms for callowness

lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life

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Sokol's first book, however, and his callowness as a writer often shows.
Aoki is concerned about young Abe's ''callowness,'' but citing his Asian diplomacy as a reason for the praise, Aoki said, ''(Abe) has handled (it) very quickly and splendidly'' by establishing his cherished view of history.
He is thus not so much a corrupter of youth as a preserver of its callowness.
AOC's family feud has ironically highlighted the callowness of Japan's public and private sectors in giving top priority to a leadership struggle in a small world, rather than trying to realize the state strategy, the analysts said.
He was certainly a crucial element in its initial appeal, the reassuring sage in an ensemble in which callowness could have been insufferable.
Grigg does seem to be a version of the ingenuous heroine of the novel, and his sci-fi obsessions mirror Catherine's likeable callowness as she wanders in what Keats would have called the "chambers of maiden thought" (in 1818--the year of the Austen novel's publication) (Keats 90).
The Heaven of Mercury is a long, lush book written with none of the timidity and callowness one usually expects in a debut novel.
So the Boers are treated sympathetically, but Bosman is also completely unillusioned about their callowness and parochialism, their lack of discipline and their disorganisation.
The nonelection of 2000, combined with the chosen winner's incurable callowness, left him scrambling for a bit of gravitas.
While the movie has certain qualities that make it worth seeing, the first 30 minutes of adolescent callowness is just as boring as any American teenage movie.
Instead, Klein sees the visceral hatred and tortured ambivalence that parts of the country felt toward Clinton as rooted in Baby Boomer self-loathing: "Bill Clinton often seemed the apotheosis of his generations alleged sins: the moral relativism, the tendency to pay more attention to marketing than to substance, the solipsistic callowness."
Such an answer could do worse than turn to Flaubert's 1869 L'Education sentimentale, where an aesthetic based on periodic "effects," reverie, and the disintegration of narrative structures based on "lessons" becomes a psychosocial dilemma, producing a new kind of callowness which is most dramatically marked by the inability to attend to any but the smallest and briefest forms of cognitive d ata.
In the past we women have put this down to nastiness and callowness.
It corresponds to the callowness of my distant youth.
In this way, contemporary irony and callowness bump up against an old world of faith and magic.