[ uhn-too-terd, -tyoo- ]
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  1. not tutored; untaught; uninstructed.

  2. naive, ignorant, or unsophisticated.

Origin of untutored

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + tutor + -ed2

Words Nearby untutored

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How to use untutored in a sentence

  • Her eyes now and again filled with tears, and she tried, in her poor untutored way, to set him right.

  • As I read the rebuke I felt positively ashamed of my country and its untutored ways.

    Humanly Speaking | Samuel McChord Crothers
  • For what knew the untutored peasant girl of history, of the slow, painful steps by which Christianity was won for the world?

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest | Annie Nathan Meyer
  • You might hear in the bushes the young blackbirds trilling their first untutored notes.

    Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But, as the female crowd approached them, the gaudy colors of a shawl attracted the eyes of a wild and untutored Huron.

    The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for untutored


/ (ʌnˈtjuːtəd) /

  1. without formal instruction or education

  2. lacking sophistication or refinement

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