not trained or skilled; inexpert: an unpracticed actor.
not practiced; not usually or generally used or done; not put into effect.

Also especially British, un·prac·tised.

Origin of unpracticed

First recorded in 1530–40; un-1 + practiced
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US unpracticed


without skill, training, or experience
not used or done often or repeatedly
not yet tested
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Word Origin and History for unpractised



1550s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of practice (v.).

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