untutored

adjective un·tu·tored \ ˌən-ˈtü-tərd , -ˈtyü- \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of untutored

1 a : having no formal learning or training
2 : not produced or developed by instruction : native
  • untutored shrewdness

Examples of untutored in a Sentence

  1. to the untutored observer these works of art must seem strange indeed

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First Known Use of untutored

1593

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Synonym Discussion of untutored

ignorant, illiterate, unlettered, untutored, unlearned mean not having knowledge. ignorant may imply a general condition or it may apply to lack of knowledge or awareness of a particular thing.
    • an ignorant fool
    • ignorant of nuclear physics
illiterate applies to either an absolute or a relative inability to read and write.
    • much of the population is still illiterate
unlettered implies ignorance of the knowledge gained by reading.
    • an allusion meaningless to the unlettered
untutored may imply lack of schooling in the arts and ways of civilization.
    • strange monuments built by an untutored people
unlearned suggests ignorance of advanced subjects.
    • poetry not for academics but for the unlearned masses

UNTUTORED Defined for English Language Learners

untutored

Definition of untutored for English Language Learners

  • : not having been formally taught something


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