uninitiate


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uninitiate

(ˌʌnɪˈnɪʃɪɪt; ˌʌnɪˈnɪʃɪˌeɪt)
adj
literary archaic uninitiated
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Noun1.uninitiate - people who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it diverts the attention of the uninitiate"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
enlightened, initiate - people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
Adj.1.uninitiate - 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
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uninitiate

adjective
Lacking experience and the knowledge gained from it:
noun
One lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit:
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References in classic literature ?
Happy is he among men upon earth who has seen these mysteries; but he who is uninitiate and who has no part in them, never has lot of like good things once he is dead, down in the darkness and gloom.
One normally sanguine colleague confessed at least half-seriously to feeling that certain people shouldn't be allowed to see it: too dangerous for the uninitiate. "Maybe Alfred Barr was right," she added.