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  1. not schooled, taught, or trained: Though unschooled, he had a grasp of the subject.
  2. not acquired or artificial; natural: an unschooled talent.

Origin of unschooled

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + school1 + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for unschooled


  1. having received no training or schooling
  2. spontaneous; naturalunschooled talent
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Word Origin and History for unschooled

1580s, "untrained," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of school (v.).

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