un·​stud·​ied | \ ˌən-ˈstə-dēd How to pronounce unstudied (audio) \

Definition of unstudied

: not studied: such as
a : not acquired by study
b : not forced : not done or planned for effect

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Examples of unstudied in a Sentence

She moved with an unstudied grace. has an unstudied effervescence that is rare in show business
Recent Examples on the Web After initial preparation and analysis, Lori languished unstudied for many years. John Pickrell, National Geographic, "Meet Lori, a tiny dinosaur that may help explain how birds evolved flight," 10 July 2019 And in one cabinet, there are the final six pristine moon samples, still unsealed and unstudied. CBS News, "Inside Earth's largest collection of moon rocks," 12 July 2019 Named La Cuernavilla by Garrison, the site is mostly unstudied. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, "The Lost World of the Maya is Finally Emerging From the Jungle," 7 Feb. 2019 An opal miner discovered an unknown species of dinosaur decades ago that remained relatively unstudied until 2015. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Opal Miner Unearths New Species of Dinosaur," 5 June 2019 But the fact they were left languishing unstudied for 15 years or so and put on display at a Sydney opal store led Foster to decide to reclaim his discovery. John Pickrell, National Geographic, "Exclusive: Gem-like fossils reveal stunning new dinosaur species," 3 June 2019 It was collected in Morocco in 1999, but went unstudied until now. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... The Year in Science," 1 Jan. 2019 Hadid styled the outfit with her usual unstudied flair, throwing on modish ankle boots, chunky rings, and oversize hoop earrings. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Brings Back This Cozy Street Style Favorite for Fall," 9 Oct. 2018 That’s because, for all its testosterone rage, the band violated the notion that to be male is to be steady, unstudied, and tough. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "What Linkin Park Gave to Pop Music," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of unstudied

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unstudied.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstudied. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of unstudied

: not planned or done in a deliberate way : sincere and natural
: not studied by scientists before

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