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

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 Do juvenile actors do what adult actors do—some combination of craft and instinct—or is there something unstudied about them that belongs in a category all its own? Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2021 The decor is deliberately unstudied, paired with the low thrum of hip-hop. Sophie Dening, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Oct. 2021 No longer do Gossip Girl characters dress like fashion editors; fashion editors want to dress with the unstudied aplomb of Gossip Girl 2.0 teens. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 9 Sep. 2021 All schools showed low degrees of transmission, for which the report credited the only unstudied pillar, the masking policy. Tom Nicholson, WSJ, 8 July 2021 The deaths grant scientists a rare opportunity to examine the relatively unstudied species. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Apr. 2021 In the movies, Elba has mostly learned to do a lot with a little, bringing unstudied glamour to roles like the reptilian villain Krall in Star Trek Beyond and the all-seeing Norse deity Heimdall in several Marvel movies. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 2 Apr. 2021 The phenomenon of the historian traumatized by history remains unstudied and is not widely known. James Robins, The New Republic, 16 Feb. 2021 Dr Olulade says that having a healthy fear of COVID-19 is a good thing, pointing out that the virus is still new and relatively unstudied. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 18 Jan. 2021

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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 20 Jan. 2022.

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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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