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[uhn-too-terd, -tyoo-]
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  1. not tutored; untaught; uninstructed.
  2. naive, ignorant, or unsophisticated.
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Origin of untutored

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + tutor + -ed2
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Related Words for untutored

simple, naive, rudimentary, underdeveloped, unsophisticated, undeveloped, tough, harsh, hard, cruel, raw, violent, unpleasant, coarse, nasty, unpolished, unschooled, illiterate, ignorant, straightforward

Examples from the Web for untutored

Historical Examples of untutored

  • If I could—I, so untutored, so unworthy—if I could comfort you in a single care!

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Still they played, jarringly, for that was their untutored wont.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • She was like an untrained, untutored child, despite her years, she thought.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy

    Laura Jean Libbey

  • Untutored as she was, Tess had read the message in the student's eyes.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White

  • She was an untutored child of the desert, and his words were a spur to her quick pride.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for untutored


  1. without formal instruction or education
  2. lacking sophistication or refinement
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