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 With a penchant for bright colors and patterns, Vogue’s latest cover star is a paragon of unstudied, downtown style. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, "Paloma Elsesser’s Vibrant Red Carpet Style Champions Indie Designers," 14 Dec. 2020 There is more to learn by adding new, unstudied population groups. Zané Lombard, Quartz Africa, "Scientists say thousands of years ago West Africans migrated to east and southern Africa via Zambia," 25 Nov. 2020 At this crucial continental juncture sits Arabia—a vast stretch of land that long went unstudied. Maya Wei-haas, National Geographic, "Oldest footprints in Saudi Arabia reveal intriguing step in early human migration," 17 Sep. 2020 The spacecraft will take a close look at the sun's poles, which are a relatively unstudied region of the star. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "This Is the Closest Image of the Sun Ever Taken. Ever.," 16 July 2020 Scientists at the University of Hawaii have released a new researched opinion about the unstudied consequences of deep sea mining. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists: Sea Floor Mining Is Basically as Bad as It Sounds," 13 July 2020 Thousands of genes are understudied or unstudied, and not all genetic conditions have tests. Caitlin Harrington, Wired, "There's No Such Thing as Family Secrets in the Age of 23andMe," 30 July 2020 Over the last two decades, lawmakers have paid to bolster police presence in schools, a largely unstudied solution, to prevent gun violence. CNN, "What the US would look like without police, as imagined in 3 scenarios," 17 June 2020 Most people don’t have occasion to think about the many unstudied species of animals who live on the seafloor. Popular Science, "Sea snail venom could lead to better insulin for diabetics," 2 June 2020

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First Known Use of unstudied

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unstudied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstudied. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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