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View synonyms for untaught

untaught

[ uhn-tawt ]

verb

  1. simple past tense and past participle of unteach.


adjective

  1. not taught; teach; not acquired by teaching; natural:

    untaught gentleness.

  2. not instructed or educated; naive; ignorant.

untaught

/ ʌnˈtɔːt /

adjective

  1. without training or education
  2. attained or achieved without instruction


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Example Sentences

He was a savage, untaught in the arts and refinements of civilization, and in estimating his character this should be considered.

They were not merely illiterate and untaught, but showed also an extremely low grade of reasoning power.

The first duty is from the parent to the child: this unfulfilled, the duty of the child remains untaught.

No cook untaught by an educated brain ever makes these, and yet economy is a great gainer by them.

Jeffrey came next Sunday, and often after declared he never heard such words, such a sacred, untaught gift of speech.

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