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Adjective: ripe (riper,ripest)  rIp
  1. Fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
    "ripe peaches";
    - mature
  2. Fully prepared or eager
    "the colonists were ripe for revolution"
  3. Most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    "the time is ripe for great sociological changes";
    - good, right
  4. At the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge
    "a ripe mind"
  5. Far along in time
    "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90";
    - advanced
  6. [informal] Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
    "a ripe joke";
    - crude, earthy, gross, vulgar, salty, coarse
  7. [informal] Giving off a strong unpleasant smell
    - reeking, miasmatic

Derived forms: ripest, riper

See also: aged, ill-smelling, indecent, late, malodorous, malodourous [Brit, Cdn, non-standard], mature, mellow, mellowed, minging [Brit, informal], opportune, overripe, pongy [Brit, informal], ready, ripened, stinky [informal], unpleasant-smelling, whiffy [Brit, informal]

Antonym: unripened

Encyclopedia: Ripe, Marche