- a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert.
- the highest rating in rifle marksmanship, above that of marksman and sharpshooter.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
- possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled (often followed by in or at): an expert driver; to be expert at driving a car.
- pertaining to, coming from, or characteristic of an expert: expert work; expert advice.
- to act as an expert for.
Origin of expert
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for unexpert
It should not tolerate domination by the unexpert outsider, whatever may be his repute in other spheres.National Being
(A.E.)George William Russell
- a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
- skilful or knowledgeable
- of, involving, or done by an expertan expert job
Word Origin and History for unexpert
late 14c., from Old French expert and directly from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri "to try, test" (see experience). The noun sense of "person wise through experience" existed 15c., reappeared 1825. Related: Expertly.