uninitiated


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un·in·i·ti·at·ed

 (ŭn′ĭ-nĭsh′ē-ā′tĭd)
adj.
Not knowledgeable or skilled; inexperienced.
n.
An uninformed, unskilled, or inexperienced person or group of people. Often used with the: "What's the difference, the uninitiated may ask, between eggshell white and wedding gown white?" (Wall Street Journal).

uninitiated

(ˌʌnɪˈnɪʃɪeɪtɪd)
adj
a. not having gained knowledge or experience of a particular subject or activity
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the uninitiated.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uninitiated - not initiated; deficient in relevant experience; "it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes"; "he took part in the experiment as a naive subject"
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training

uninitiated

adjective
Lacking experience and the knowledge gained from it:
Translations

uninitiated

[ˈʌnɪˈnɪʃɪeɪtɪd]
A. ADJno iniciado
B. NPL the uninitiatedlos no iniciados

uninitiated

[ˌʌnɪˈnɪʃieɪtɪd]
npl
the uninitiated → les non-initiés mpl
adjnon initié(e)
those uninitiated in sth → les non-initiés à qch
to the uninitiated eye → à l'œil non averti, au profane

uninitiated

adjnicht eingeweiht; uninitiated listeners/viewersHörer/Zuschauer, die die näheren Zusammenhänge nicht kennen or die nicht Bescheid wissen
n the uninitiated plNichteingeweihte pl; for the uninitiated that may seem strangeNichteingeweihten mag das merkwürdig vorkommen

uninitiated

[ˈʌnɪnˈɪʃɪˌeɪtɪd]
1. adjnon iniziato/a
2. npl the uninitiatedi profani
References in classic literature ?
This child, to my memory, really lives in a setting of beauty and misery that no words can translate; there was a distinction all his own in every impulse he revealed; never was a small natural creature, to the uninitiated eye all frankness and freedom, a more ingenious, a more extraordinary little gentleman.
This was for the uninitiated the most perplexing work of all; for all that the woman had to give was a single turn of the wrist; and in some way she contrived to give it so that instead of an endless chain of sausages, one after another, there grew under her hands a bunch of strings, all dangling from a single center.
to CLEAN DOWN Moor House from chamber to cellar; my next to rub it up with bees-wax, oil, and an indefinite number of cloths, till it glitters again; my third, to arrange every chair, table, bed, carpet, with mathematical precision; afterwards I shall go near to ruin you in coals and peat to keep up good fires in every room; and lastly, the two days preceding that on which your sisters are expected will be devoted by Hannah and me to such a beating of eggs, sorting of currants, grating of spices, compounding of Christmas cakes, chopping up of materials for mince-pies, and solemnising of other culinary rites, as words can convey but an inadequate notion of to the uninitiated like you.
To an uninitiated onlooker, nothing could have been more ghastly or absurd.
He could have enjoyed portraying to uninitiated listeners various scenes at which he had been a witness or ably discussing the pro- cesses of war with other proved men.
In that uninitiated observation of the great spectacle of English life upon which I have touched, it might be supposed that Newman passed a great many dull days.
Well may the court be dim, with wasting candles here and there; well may the fog hang heavy in it, as if it would never get out; well may the stained-glass windows lose their colour and admit no light of day into the place; well may the uninitiated from the streets, who peep in through the glass panes in the door, be deterred from entrance by its owlish aspect and by the drawl, languidly echoing to the roof from the padded dais where the Lord High Chancellor looks into the lantern that has no light in it and where the attendant wigs are all stuck in a fog-bank
From the irritation of the older men, the curiosity of the uninitiated.
The dry-room, this pantheon, this sanctum sanctorum of the tulip-fancier, was, as Delphi of old, interdicted to the profane uninitiated.
The din was deafening; the enthusiasm (to an uninitiated stranger) something at once hideous and terrifying to behold.
Now, it is clear that the book with the most mysterious, startling, or suggestive title, will always stand the best chance of being purchased by those who have no other criteria to guide them in their choice than the aspect of a title-page; and this explains why "Thus Spake Zarathustra" is almost always the first and often the only one of Nietzsche's books that falls into the hands of the uninitiated.
As I cannot describe the mysteries of freemasonry, although I have a shrewd idea that it is a humbug, so an uninitiated man cannot take upon himself to portray the great world accurately, and had best keep his opinions to himself, whatever they are.