untaught

adjective
un·​taught | \ ˌən-ˈtȯt How to pronounce untaught (audio) \

Definition of untaught

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

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Examples of untaught in a Sentence

an untaught artist whose primitive paintings are now prized by collectors
Recent Examples on the Web But where untaught formlessness is the ideal, the formative character of such an enterprise is suspect, a threat to the authentic, untutored self. Michael Knox Beran, National Review, "Can Today’s Soulless Institutions Be Revived?," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of untaught

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Untaught.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untaught. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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