- experienced; practiced; skilled; learned (usually followed by in): She was well versed in Greek and Latin.
Origin of versed
Examples from the Web for unversed
An uncouth creature of the forest was he, unversed in all the arts of love-making.A Book of Myths
Only brave and simple of heart, and unversed in the ways of darkness.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Unversed in woman's wiles I flushed with pleasure at her flattering interest.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
But it was a young hawk, unversed in the way of the muskrat, which had seized him.The Watchers of the Trails
Charles G. D. Roberts
She was too unversed in the ways of coquetry to see or resent the point of the remark.The Gambler
Katherine Cecil Thurston
- (postpositive foll by in) thoroughly knowledgeable (about), acquainted (with), or skilled (in)
Word Origin and History for unversed
"practiced," c.1600, from past participle of obsolete verse "to turn over" (a book, subject, etc.) in study or investigation, from Middle French verser "to turn, revolve" as in meditation, from Latin versare "to busy oneself," literally "to turn to" (see versus).