simple past tense and past participle of unteach.


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

Origin of untaught

(defs 2, 3) un-1 + taught



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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without training or education
attained or achieved without instruction


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

to cause to disbelieve (teaching)
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