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unschooled

[uhn-skoold]
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adjective
  1. not schooled, taught, or trained: Though unschooled, he had a grasp of the subject.
  2. not acquired or artificial; natural: an unschooled talent.
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Origin of unschooled

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + school1 + -ed2
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Related Words for unschooled

uneducated, illiterate, green, naive, uninformed, unlearned, untaught, untrained, unlettered, untutored

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British Dictionary definitions for unschooled

unschooled

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

adj.

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

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