untaught

[ uhn-tawt ]
/ ʌnˈtɔt /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of unteach.

adjective

not taught; not acquired by teaching; natural: untaught gentleness.
not instructed or educated; naive; ignorant.

Nearby words

  1. untamed,
  2. untangible,
  3. untangle,
  4. untapped,
  5. untarnished,
  6. untaxed,
  7. unteach,
  8. untempered,
  9. untenable,
  10. untenanted

Origin of untaught

(defs 2, 3) un-1 + taught

unteach

[ uhn-teech ]
/ ʌnˈtitʃ /

verb (used with object), un·taught, un·teach·ing.

to cause to be forgotten or disbelieved, as by contrary teaching.
to cause to forget or disbelieve something previously taught.

Origin of unteach

First recorded in 1525–35; un-2 + teach

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British Dictionary definitions for untaught

untaught

/ (ʌnˈtɔːt) /

adjective

without training or education
attained or achieved without instruction

unteach

/ (ʌnˈtiːtʃ) /

verb -teaches, -teaching or -taught (tr) rare

to cause to disbelieve (teaching)
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