un·​schooled | \ ˌən-ˈsküld How to pronounce unschooled (audio) \

Definition of unschooled

1 : not schooled : untaught, untrained an unschooled woodsman
2 : not artificial : natural unschooled talent

Examples of unschooled in a Sentence

These things look the same to my unschooled eye. sculptures made by unschooled artists
Recent Examples on the Web In less than five days, Hartery has grown from being an unschooled bicyclist to a master on her two-wheeler in the parking lot of Conard High School in West Hartford, courtesy of the iCan Bike program. Isabella Chan, courant.com, 2 Aug. 2021 The whole project by a relatively unschooled and little-known young man was completed in about three months during the spring of 1829, leaving many questions in its wake. Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Sep. 2020 That’s a classic move in American culture: To see the unschooled and homespun as more authentic — and especially as more authentically American — than the sophistries of those decadent old Europeans. Blake Gopnik, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2020 The nominee viewed him as too young and too unschooled in foreign affairs to help him in the campaign or White House. New York Times, 16 Aug. 2019 The Best Cook in the World, by Rick Bragg Rick Bragg’s scrumptious food memoir is a tribute to his region, his family, and his mother, who was an unschooled but gifted cook. Monitor Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Apr. 2018 Germany is subject to many of the same divisions that have given rise to populist movements lifting Trump in the U.S. and Brexit in the U.K. — young against old, educated against unschooled, urban against rural. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 2 Feb. 2018 Like many of those who founded Hollywood, Goldwyn was an unschooled immigrant who went from mundane work to creating a world of glamour. latimes.com, 31 Jan. 2018 Coleman himself supplements his buoyant alto playing with art brut-style contributions on trumpet and violin, and his unschooled embrace of those instruments caused additional pushback from listeners. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, 6 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of unschooled

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unschooled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unschooled. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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un·​schooled | \ ˌən-ˈsküld How to pronounce unschooled (audio) \

Kids Definition of unschooled

: not trained or taught


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