Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fledgling

2 senses of fledgling

Sense 1
newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant -- (any new participant in some activity)
       => novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate -- (someone new to a field or activity)

Sense 2
fledgling, fledgeling -- (young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying)
       => young bird -- (a bird that is still young)

Antonyms of adj fledgling

2 senses of fledgling

Sense 1
fledgling (prenominal), fledgeling (prenominal) -- ((of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers; "a fledgling robin")

INDIRECT (VIA fledged) -> unfledged, immature -- ((of birds) not yet having developed feathers; "a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill")

Sense 2
fledgling, unfledged, callow -- (young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer")

INDIRECT (VIA inexperienced) -> experienced, experient -- (having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation)

Similarity of adj fledgling

2 senses of fledgling

Sense 1
fledgling (prenominal), fledgeling (prenominal) -- ((of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers; "a fledgling robin")
       => fledged (vs. unfledged), mature -- ((of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination)

Sense 2
fledgling, unfledged, callow -- (young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer")
       => inexperienced (vs. experienced), inexperient -- (lacking practical experience or training)

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