untrained

adjective
un·​trained | \ ˌən-ˈtrānd \

Definition of untrained

1 : not trained: such as
a : not made adept or expert by instruction or experience an untrained journalist untrained in the use of firearms
b : not taught by discipline to conform to certain behaviors an untrained dog
2 : not based on training or knowledge : inexpert an untrained diagnosis To the untrained eye, many wetlands can be deceiving, particularly during drier times of year.— Kathleen Rude

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There is also a talented yet untrained dancer who has just been admitted to the school. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Suspira’s Costume Designer on Making Dresses Out of Hair and Redefining ’70s Style as Something Chicly Horrifying," 23 Oct. 2018 Experienced cave rescue experts consider an underwater escape a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving, as the boys are. Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY, "Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts," 8 July 2018 And luckily, to the untrained eye, LCD vs. OLED doesn't make a huge—or any difference—either. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "iPhone XR Review," 26 Oct. 2018 Ampler integrates the battery into the frame tubing, and the rear-hub motor is barely noticeable to the untrained eye. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "Ampler Curt e-bike review: electric doesn’t have to mean big and ugly," 6 Sep. 2018 Experienced cave rescue experts consider an underwater escape a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving, as the boys are. Tassanee Vejpongsa And Kaweewit Kaewjinda, BostonGlobe.com, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 8 July 2018 Experienced cave rescue experts consider an underwater escape a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving, as the boys are. Author: Tassanee Vejpongsa, Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Anchorage Daily News, "Operation starts to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave," 8 July 2018 Experienced cave rescue experts consider an underwater escape a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving, as the boys are. Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY, "Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts," 8 July 2018 Cave rescue experts consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving. Tassanee Vejpongsa And Kaweewit Kaewjinda, BostonGlobe.com, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 8 July 2018

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1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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