[ uhn-lurn ]
/ ʌnˈlɜrn /

verb (used with object)

to forget or lose knowledge of.
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
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British Dictionary definitions for unlearnt (1 of 2)


unlearned (ʌnˈlɜːnd)

/ (ʌnˈlɜːnt) /


denoting knowledge or skills innately present and therefore not learnt
not learnt or taken notice ofunlearnt lessons

British Dictionary definitions for unlearnt (2 of 2)

/ (ʌnˈlɜːn) /

verb -learns, -learning, -learned (-ˈlɜːnd) or -learnt

to try to forget (something learnt) or to discard (accumulated knowledge)
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