[uhn-lur-nid for 1, 2, 5; uhn-lurnd for 3, 4]
- 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.
Origin of unlearned
- to forget or lose knowledge of.
- to discard or put aside certain knowledge as being false or binding: to unlearn preconceptions.
- to lose or discard knowledge.
Origin of unlearn
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Related Wordsuntaught, backward, illiterate, instinctive, natural, uncivilized, uneducated, unschooled, unversed, untutored
Examples from the Web for unlearned
But whether the history has been “untold” or not, the problem is that it has been almost entirely “unlearned.”Oliver Stone Defends His ‘The Untold History of the United States’
Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick
November 21, 2012
Old truths have been relearned; untruths have been unlearned.
You then, learning what you did not know, were unlearned when you were learning?
Then the unlearned learn, and not the wise, Cleinias, as you imagine.
Then after all the wise are the learners and not the unlearned; and your last answer to Euthydemus was wrong.
The power of his eloquence was felt equally by the learned and the unlearned.Patrick Henry
Moses Coit Tyler
- ignorant or untaught
- to try to forget (something learnt) or to discard (accumulated knowledge)
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