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unlearned

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adjective un·learned \-ˈlər-nəd for 1, 2, -ˈlərnd for 3\

Simple Definition of unlearned

  • —used to describe a type of behavior that is natural and does not have to be learned

  • : having or showing very little learning, education, or knowledge

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unlearned

  1. 1 :  possessing inadequate learning or education; especially :  deficient in scholarly attainments

  2. 2 :  characterized by or revealing ignorance

  3. 3 :  not gained by study or training

Examples of unlearned in a sentence

  1. <although the people of the farming community were largely an unlearned lot, they wanted an advanced education for their children>



14th Century

First Known Use of unlearned

14th century

Synonym Discussion of unlearned

ignorant, illiterate, unlettered, untutored, unlearned mean not having knowledge. ignorant may imply a general condition or it may apply to lack of knowledge or awareness of a particular thing <an ignorant fool> <ignorant of nuclear physics>. illiterate applies to either an absolute or a relative inability to read and write <much of the population is still illiterate>. unlettered implies ignorance of the knowledge gained by reading <an allusion meaningless to the unlettered>. untutored may imply lack of schooling in the arts and ways of civilization <strange monuments built by an untutored people>. unlearned suggests ignorance of advanced subjects <poetry not for academics but for the unlearned masses>.

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UNLEARNED Defined for Kids

unlearned

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adjective un·learned

Definition of unlearned for Students

  1. 1 \ˌən-ˈlər-nəd\ :  not educated

  2. 2 \-ˈlərnd\ :  not based on experience :  instinctive <Breathing is unlearned behavior.>




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