unversed

adjective
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

Examples of unversed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Security tips every teacher and professor needs to know about Zoom, right now," 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, "The Nikki Haley mess, and what it says about the Trump-Kim Jong Un summit," 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 27 Sep. 2020.

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