to discard or put aside certain knowledge as being false or binding: to unlearn preconceptions.
verb (used without object)
to lose or discard knowledge.
Origin of unlearn
First recorded in 1400–50,unlearn is from the late Middle English word unlernen. See un-2, learn
knowledge acquired by systematic study in any field of scholarly application.
the act or process of acquiring knowledge or skill.
Psychology. the modification of behavior through practice, training, or experience.
Origin of learning
before 900;Middle Englishlerning,Old Englishleornung. See learn, -ing1
Related formsun·learn·ing, adjective
Synonyms for learning
1. Learning,erudition,lore,scholarship refer to knowledge existing or acquired. Learning is the most general term. It may refer to knowledge obtained by systematic study or by trial and error: a man of learning; learning in the real world.Erudition suggests a thorough, formal, and profound sort of knowledge obtained by extensive research; it is especially applied to knowledge in fields other than those of mathematics and physical sciences: a man of vast erudition in languages.Lore is accumulated knowledge in a particular field, especially of a curious, anecdotal, or traditional nature; the word is now somewhat literary: nature lore; local lore.Scholarship is the formalized learning that is taught in schools, especially as actively employed by a person trying to master some field of knowledge or extend its bounds: high standards of scholarship in history.