un·​versed | \ ˌən-ˈvərst How to pronounce unversed (audio) \

Definition of unversed

: lacking knowledge of or proficiency in something : not versed He came to you innocent, unversed in the ways of the world …— P. G. Wodehouse … students at the most prestigious universities in the world are nonetheless remarkably unversed in the great books of Western civilization.— David Brock

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Recent Examples on the Web For the unversed, an NFT, which stands for a non-fungible token, is essentially a digital asset such as an artwork that comes with verifiable ownership on the blockchain. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 Apr. 2021 For the unversed, the Cartier Tank is the oldest, and, arguably, the most influential timepiece of 20th-century horology. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 Mar. 2021 Whereas usual meetings among faculty members, boards of directors, and employees are protected by physical barriers such as walls and closed doors, Zoom conferences can only be secured using other means that many users are unversed in using. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 2 Apr. 2020 But the potential downside of a face-to-face meeting involving the president of the United States — especially one as unpredictable and unversed in diplomacy as Trump — is also very real. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unversed

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Unversed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unversed. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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