Inexperience In`ex*pe"ri*ence, n. [L. inexperientia, cf. F. inexp['e]rience. See {In-} not, and {Experience}.] Absence or lack of experience; lack of personal and experimental knowledge; as, the inexperience of youth. [1913 Webster]

Failings which are incident to youth and inexperience. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • inexpérience — [ inɛksperjɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1452, rare av. 1762; bas lat. inexperientia ♦ Manque d expérience. L inexpérience de la jeunesse. L inexpérience d un débutant. ⇒ ignorance, maladresse, naïveté. Son inexpérience des hommes, de la vie. L inexpérience… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inexperience — (n.) 1590s, from Fr. inexpérience (mid 15c.), from L.L. inexperientia, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + experientia (see EXPERIENCE (Cf. experience)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inexperience — [in΄ek spir′ē əns, in΄ikspir′ē əns] n. [Fr inexpérience < LL inexperientia] lack of experience or of the knowledge or skill resulting from experience inexperienced adj …   English World dictionary

  • inexperience — index ignorance, minority (infancy), nescience Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inexperience — ► NOUN ▪ lack of experience. DERIVATIVES inexperienced adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • inexperience — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ relative ▪ youthful ▪ sexual VERB + INEXPERIENCE ▪ show ▪ She showed her inexperience by asking lots o …   Collocations dictionary

  • inexpérience — (i nèk spé ri an s ) s. f. Manque d expérience. •   L inexpérience indocile Du compagnon de Paul Émile Fit tout le succès d Annibal, J. B. ROUSS. Ode à la Fort.. •   Qui agissant au hasard dans des temps d inexpérience, sans aucun concours de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • INEXPÉRIENCE — s. f. Manque d expérience. L inexpérience d un jeune homme. L inexpérience du monde est cause de bien des fautes …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • INEXPÉRIENCE — n. f. Manque d’expérience. L’inexpérience d’un jeune homme. L’inexpérience du monde est cause de bien des fautes …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • inexperience — [[t]ɪ̱nɪkspɪ͟əriəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT If you refer to someone s inexperience, you mean that they have little knowledge or experience of a particular situation or activity. Critics attacked the youth and inexperience of his staff. Ant: experience …   English dictionary

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