uninstructed

adjective
un·​in·​struct·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈstrək-təd How to pronounce uninstructed (audio) \

Definition of uninstructed

: 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

First Known Use of uninstructed

1598, in the meaning defined above

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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 1 Jul. 2022.

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