unlearned
adjective Date: 14th century 1. possessing inadequate learning or education; especially deficient in scholarly attainments 2. characterized by or revealing ignorance 3. not gained by study or training Synonyms: see ignorant

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  • unlearned — [unlʉr′nid; ] for 2 [, unlʉrnd′] adj. 1. a) not learned or educated; ignorant b) showing a lack of learning or education 2. a) not learned [unlearned lessons] b) known or acquired without conscious study …   English World dictionary

  • Unlearned — Un*learn ed, a. [Pref. un + learned.] 1. Not learned; untaught; uneducated; ignorant; illiterate. [1913 Webster] 2. Not gained by study; not known. [1913 Webster] 3. Not exhibiting learning; as, unlearned verses. [1913 Webster] {Un*learn ed*ly},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unlearned — Ⅰ. unlearned [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not well educated. Ⅱ. unlearned [2] (also unlearnt) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having been learned …   English terms dictionary

  • unlearned — index jejune (lacking maturity), unversed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unlearned — *ignorant, illiterate, unlettered, uneducated, untaught, untutored Analogous words: crude, *rude, rough, raw, callow, green, uncouth …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unlearned — un•learn•ed [[t]ʌnˈlɜr nɪd[/t]] for 1,2,5; [[t]ʌnˈlɜrnd[/t]] for 3,4 adj. 1) uneducated; ignorant 2) not scholarly or erudite; not learned 3) not having been learned: an unlearned lesson[/ex] 4) known or possessed without having been learned •… …   From formal English to slang

  • unlearned — adjective 1. /ʌnˈlɜnəd/ (say un lernuhd) not learned; not scholarly or erudite; uneducated; ignorant. 2. /ʌnˈlɜnd/ (say un lernd), /ʌnˈlɜnt/ (say un lernt) Also, unlearnt /ʌnˈlɜnt/ (say un lernt). not acquired by learning; never learned. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • unlearned — unlearnedly, adv. /un lerr nid/ for 1, 2, 5; /un lerrnd / for 3, 4, adj. 1. not learned; not scholarly or erudite. 2. uneducated; untaught; unschooled; ignorant. 3. not acquired by instruction, study, etc. 4. known without being learned. 5. of or …   Universalium

  • unlearned — adjective a) Of a person, ignorant, uneducated, untaught, untrained. b) Of a behavior, not learned; innate. Ant: learned …   Wiktionary

  • unlearned — Synonyms and related words: Gothic, Philistine, automatic, barbarous, bookless, deceived, functionally illiterate, grammarless, heathen, hoodwinked, ill educated, illiterate, impulsive, inherent, innate, instinctive, involuntary, led astray,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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