un·​stud·​ied ˌən-ˈstə-dēd How to pronounce unstudied (audio)
: not studied: such as
: not acquired by study
: not forced : not done or planned for effect

Example Sentences

She moved with an unstudied grace. has an unstudied effervescence that is rare in show business
Recent Examples on the Web In the centuries following Byrne’s death, his bones went largely unstudied, simply staying on view at the Hunterian Museum. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Jan. 2023 After initial work in the 1960s, the site went relatively unstudied until the early 2000s, when the Pavlopetri Underwater Archaeology Project team dove into the water to see what else could be learned. Leslie Nemo, Discover Magazine, 13 Oct. 2022 Installing a treatment like GAC would also have the co-benefit of filtering out many other pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and personal care product ingredients that haven’t been regulated, as well as other PFAS whose level of toxicity is still unstudied. Brittany Trang, STAT, 21 Dec. 2022 Most studies linking midges to cacao pollination were conducted in orchards, while the biology of wild cacao pollination is almost completely unstudied. Scientific American, 14 Feb. 2023 Unlike Yellowstone wolves, which are usually viewed through a spotting scope a mile away, they were uncollared, uncatalogued on any pack chart, unstudied. Peter Heller, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Sep. 2022 With visits to remote, largely unstudied areas scientists hope to find untapped strains of cacao that may hold the keys to protect chocolate farms from some of their most damaging enemies. Lindzi Wessel, Discover Magazine, 27 Sep. 2018 The researchers reported a previously unstudied population of polar bears from southern Greenland – a region where sea ice can disappear for eight months of the year. Jason P. Dinh, Discover Magazine, 16 June 2022 Content moderation online is not a new or unstudied issue. Allison Morrow, CNN, 31 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unstudied was in the 14th century

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“Unstudied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstudied. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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un·​stud·​ied ˌən-ˈstəd-ēd How to pronounce unstudied (audio)
: not studied or planned with a certain effect in mind : natural, unforced
moved with an unstudied grace

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