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[uhn-see-zuh nd] /ʌnˈsi zənd/
(of things) not seasoned; not matured, dried, etc., by due seasoning:
unseasoned wood.
(of persons) not inured to a climate, work, etc.; inexperienced:
an unseasoned crew.
(of food) not flavored with seasoning:
a tasteless, unseasoned meal.
Origin of unseasoned
First recorded in 1575-85; un-1 + season + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for unseasoned
Historical Examples
  • No, the wood was unseasoned; or, perhaps, it was over-seasoned.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • How delicious the broth tasted, unsalted and unseasoned as it was!

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • It had been built of unseasoned oak lumber and was not plastered.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • It is like the swift making of furniture with unseasoned wood.

    The Art of Letters

    Robert Lynd
  • His father explained that the unseasoned lumber of the puncheons would so shrink in the drying that no fastening could hold them.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks
  • About the most unappetizing thing I can think of is lumpy mashed potato, or mashed potato that is heavy and unseasoned.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • It is only the somewhat green and unseasoned cow-puncher who struts before the public in spurs and deadly weapons.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • Camilla looked hastily away, and her whole set, abashed by so unseasoned an inquiry, cast down their eyes.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
  • The only thing that gave the unseasoned meal a certain charm was the capitally performed gagliarde.

  • Scooping up double handfuls of the unseasoned stuff, we fell to even before Kazu had gotten his ponderous spoon into position.

    The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for unseasoned


(of persons) not sufficiently experienced: unseasoned troops
not matured or seasoned: unseasoned timber
(of food) not flavoured with seasoning
Derived Forms
unseasonedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unseasoned

1580s, "not made palatable by seasoning," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of season (v.). Meaning "not habituated by experience" is recorded from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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