untrained

adjective un·trained \ ˌən-ˈtrānd \
|Updated on: 16 Aug 2018

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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1548

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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