[uhn-see-zuh nd]


(of things) not seasoned; not matured, dried, etc., by due seasoning: unseasoned wood.
(of persons) not inured to a climate, work, etc.; inexperienced: an unseasoned crew.
(of food) not flavored with seasoning: a tasteless, unseasoned meal.

Origin of unseasoned

First recorded in 1575–85; un-1 + season + -ed2
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Related Words for unseasoned

bland, callow, green, immature, raw, untrained

Examples from the Web for unseasoned

Historical Examples of unseasoned

  • No, the wood was unseasoned; or, perhaps, it was over-seasoned.

  • How delicious the broth tasted, unsalted and unseasoned as it was!

    Left on the Labrador

    Dillon Wallace

  • It had been built of unseasoned oak lumber and was not plastered.

  • It is like the swift making of furniture with unseasoned wood.

  • His father explained that the unseasoned lumber of the puncheons would so shrink in the drying that no fastening could hold them.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks

British Dictionary definitions for unseasoned



(of persons) not sufficiently experiencedunseasoned troops
not matured or seasonedunseasoned timber
(of food) not flavoured with seasoning
Derived Formsunseasonedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unseasoned

1580s, "not made palatable by seasoning," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of season (v.). Meaning "not habituated by experience" is recorded from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper