[uhn-too-terd, -tyoo-]


not tutored; untaught; uninstructed.
naive, ignorant, or unsophisticated.

Origin of untutored

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

  • 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



without formal instruction or education
lacking sophistication or refinement
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