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unstudied

[uhn-stuhd-eed] /ʌnˈstʌd id/
adjective
1.
not studied; not premeditated or labored; natural; unaffected.
2.
not having studied; not possessing knowledge in a specific field; unversed:
He is unstudied in law.
Origin of unstudied
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at un-1, studied
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Historical Examples
  • She was surprised to see him so unstudied, so uncritical, so humorously anecdotal.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain
  • Carew lacks the dewy freshness, the unstudied grace of Herrick.

  • Raymond, after an instant's surprise, made a response in his unstudied vernacular.

    On the Stairs Henry B. Fuller
  • In the unstudied speech, nothing is said about their speech.

    Not Paul, But Jesus Jeremy Bentham
  • The atmosphere that surrounds him should be bright with unstudied gaiety.

    Marie Tarnowska

    Annie Vivanti
  • The compliment was unstudied and pleasant, but she steeled herself for her task.

  • They saw fossils in rocks, but the wonders of geology were unstudied by them.

    Spinning Tops John Perry
  • With her conversation he could not quarrel; what there was of it was crisp, unstudied, understanding.

    The Crime Doctor Ernest William Hornung
  • “Every one seems to like her,” said Lady Demesne with an unstudied effect of pathos.

    Lady Barbarina Henry James
  • His style is careless, though it is probable that the carelessness is not unstudied.

British Dictionary definitions for unstudied

unstudied

/ʌnˈstʌdɪd/
adjective
1.
natural; unaffected
2.
(foll by in) without knowledge or training
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