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untutored

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adjective un·tu·tored \-ˈtü-tərd, -ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of untutored

  • : not having been formally taught something

Full Definition of untutored

  1. 1 a :  having no formal learning or training b :  naive, unsophisticated

  2. 2 :  not produced or developed by instruction :  native <untutored shrewdness>

Examples of untutored

  1. <to the untutored observer these works of art must seem strange indeed>



1593

First Known Use of untutored

1593

Synonym Discussion of untutored

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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