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[ uhn-skoold ]


  1. not schooled, school, taught, or trained:

    Though unschooled, he had a grasp of the subject.

  2. not acquired or artificial; natural:

    an unschooled talent.


/ ʌnˈskuːld /


  1. having received no training or schooling
  2. spontaneous; natural

    unschooled talent

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Word History and Origins

Origin of unschooled1

First recorded in 1580–90; un- 1 + school 1 + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

It’s easy to feel daunted, perhaps a little unschooled, in Barbour’s presence.

The rich nations must use their vast resources of wealth to develop the underdeveloped, school the unschooled, and feed the unfed.

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Even the chefs—the younger, more intriguing ones, at least—seemed to be unschooled, unofficial, improvisational.

Marie Duplessis arrived in Paris a penniless, unschooled young teenager.

She drew in a breath; there was a thin short voice, hardly voice, as when one of the unschooled minor feelings has been bruised.

Does this innovation make good an ethical want in the rough and unschooled original?

I was to learn that she blushed easily; I did not know it then; but it presently amused me to find her, after all, so unschooled.

And for the better to desert her--poor, helpless, unschooled girl--could only operate to push her toward the worse.

These are the leaders of the unschooled thousands counted among the preachers of the gospel.


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