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[uhn-too-terd, -tyoo-] /ʌnˈtu tərd, -ˈtyu-/
not tutored; untaught; uninstructed.
naive, ignorant, or unsophisticated.
Origin of untutored
First recorded in 1585-95; un-1 + tutor + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If I could—I, so untutored, so unworthy—if I could comfort you in a single care!

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Still they played, jarringly, for that was their untutored wont.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • She was like an untrained, untutored child, despite her years, she thought.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
  • untutored as she was, Tess had read the message in the student's eyes.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • She was an untutored child of the desert, and his words were a spur to her quick pride.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • untutored as she was, she read him, felt what was going on in him.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • It must have originated from the untutored efforts of a primitive people.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • It is thus that reason speaks, and untutored nature says the same thing.

    The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
  • Indolence was his besetting sin; and his will was untutored.

    The History of "Punch"

    M. H. Spielmann
  • The cure was not too ready to acknowledge the superiority of this untutored intellect.

    Mauprat George Sand
British Dictionary definitions for untutored


without formal instruction or education
lacking sophistication or refinement
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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