un·​in·​struct·​ed ˌən-in-ˈstrək-təd How to pronounce uninstructed (audio)
: not educated or provided with knowledge or instructions : not instructed
a primer for the uninstructed reader
Even the most scientifically uninstructed among us—and I refer to myself—can read the account.Robert Penn Warren
… he was very shy, very reticent, and altogether uninstructed in the ordinary daily intercourse of man with man.Anthony Trollope

Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninstructed was in 1598

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“Uninstructed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninstructed. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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