untaught

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adjective un·taught \ ˌən-ˈtȯt \

Definition of untaught

1 :not instructed or trained :ignorant
2 :natural, spontaneous
  • untaught kindness

Examples of untaught in a Sentence

  1. an untaught artist whose primitive paintings are now prized by collectors

First Known Use of untaught

14th century



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