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unlearned

[ uhn-lur-nid for 1, 2, 5; uhn-lurnd for 3, 4 ]
/ ʌnˈlɜr nɪd for 1, 2, 5; ʌnˈlɜrnd for 3, 4 /
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adjective

not learned; not scholarly or erudite.
uneducated; untaught; unschooled; ignorant.
not acquired by instruction, study, etc.
known without being learned.
of or relating to uneducated persons.

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Origin of unlearned

First recorded in 1350–1400, unlearned is from the Middle English word unlerned.See un-1, learned

OTHER WORDS FROM unlearned

un·learn·ed·ly, adverb

Words nearby unlearned

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British Dictionary definitions for unlearned

unlearned
/ (ʌnˈlɜːnɪd) /

adjective

ignorant or untaught

Derived forms of unlearned

unlearnedly, adverb
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