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[in-ik-speer-ee-uh nst]
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  1. not experienced; lacking knowledge, skill, or wisdom gained from experience.
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Origin of inexperienced

First recorded in 1620–30; inexperience + -ed2


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untrained, unskilled, inexpert, unpracticed; raw, green, naive, uninitiated.
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  • I was a modest young uncommercial then, and timid and inexperienced.

  • The inexperienced does not know how to meet them with a minimum of effort.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • Perhaps she was just as sequestered and guileless and inexperienced as that.

    The Innocent Adventuress

    Mary Hastings Bradley

  • You are as inexperienced as a child, Glory, and it is my duty to protect you against yourself.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Also, he began to realize that, as such a skipper, he was most inexperienced.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

Word Origin and History for inexperienced


1620s, adjective from inexperience.

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