un·​sea·​soned | \ ˌən-ˈsē-zᵊnd How to pronounce unseasoned (audio) \

Definition of unseasoned

: not seasoned: such as
a : not seasoned with added spices or savory ingredients unseasoned food
b : lacking age or seasoning : inexperienced unseasoned performers
c : not matured or developed by growth or passage of time : immature unseasoned timber/lumber/wood

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All meats are pit-cooked, with unseasoned butts on for 12–24 hours (depending on the weather). Eric Velasco, al.com, "Meet the crew who makes Birmingham’s barbecue," 3 June 2019 Photo: John Bazemore/Associated Press Placed side by side, the Rams’ Mr. McVay and the Explorer’s Mr. Wiman may seem like symbolic twins: unseasoned leaders who flew too close to the sun. Sam Walker, WSJ, "The Truth About Failing Spectacularly," 16 Feb. 2019 In large bowl, lightly beat 1 large egg, then add dried unseasoned breadcrumbs, chopped dill, mint, parsley, and finely grated lemon zest. Anna Helm Baxter, Good Housekeeping, "Skillet Meatballs," 24 Oct. 2018 Flat, unseasoned sauces are more the norm than the exception; and stuffed pork spiedini ($18) are tough to chew. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The Sicilian Butcher: 908 ways to eat meatballs at Maggiore's new Italian restaurant. But are they good?," 10 Apr. 2018 But our patty was completely unseasoned, and the whole-wheat bun was squished to oblivion over a thick wedge of tasteless pink (albeit sustainably grown) tomato. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Founding Farmers and the woke chain awakening of King of Prussia," 29 Mar. 2018 To serve, rim a cocktail glass with a mixture of ¼ cup salt, ¼ cup unseasoned breadcrumbs, 1 Tbsp. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "This Avocado Toast Cocktail Is My New Favorite Brunch Drink," 13 Mar. 2018 Nope, Stacey Evans has every right to run her unseasoned campaign to the best of her ability. Jason Johnson, The Root, "White Candidate for Georgia Governor Basically Does MLK Blackface," 25 Jan. 2018 But this year’s crop of fresh skippers will be, for the most part, an unseasoned bunch. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Spring Training Is Here ... Even if it Feels Like the Offseason Never Started," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unseasoned

1582, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unseasoned

: not having a lot of experience in a particular job or activity
of food : not having added spices, herbs, salt, pepper, etc.


un·​sea·​soned | \ ˌən-ˈsē-zᵊnd\

Kids Definition of unseasoned

: not made ready or fit for use (as by the passage of time) unseasoned lumber

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