unversed

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For the unversed, the Atocha was part of a fleet commissioned by the Spanish government in the 17th century to further the country’s exploration and colonization efforts. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2022 For the unversed, the five-star hotel is the only one located inside the Iguazú National Park. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 18 Oct. 2022 For the unversed, Oscar Heyman launched his eponymous label in 1912 with his brother Nathan. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 10 Oct. 2022 For the unversed, the Montblanc Star Legacy Full Calendar was originally inspired by the way humans started out measuring time—by tracking the stars. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2022 For the unversed, the Huayra R is quite the land missile. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2022 For the unversed, a hectolitre is the equivalent of roughly 22 gallons (100 liters) or 133 standard wine bottles. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 Aug. 2022 For the unversed, Fabergé eggs were handcrafted by the House of Fabergé from 1885 to 1917 for members of the Russian royal family and other elite individuals. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 22 July 2022 For the unversed, the legendary Golconda mines in India produced diamonds for nearly 2,000 years and are responsible for some of the world’s best gems. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 13 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unversed was in 1675

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Cite this Entry

“Unversed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unversed. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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