un·​the·​o·​ret·​i·​cal ˌən-ˌthē-ə-ˈre-ti-kəl How to pronounce untheoretical (audio)
: not theoretical
… his willingness to listen to those who may have an untheoretical "feel" for the market …Martin Sandbu

Examples of untheoretical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the discipline first began to coalesce, in the early nineteen-sixties, the memory of Nazi atrocities rendered the eugenics threat distinctly untheoretical. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of untheoretical was in 1797

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“Untheoretical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untheoretical. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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