Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.


1. Not yet tested or tried.
2. Lacking the benefit of experience; unskilled.


(ʌnˈpræk tɪst)

1. not trained or skilled; inexpert: an unpracticed actor.
2. not practiced; not usually or generally done or put into effect.
Also, esp. Brit.,un•prac′tised.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unpracticed - not having had extensive practiceunpracticed - not having had extensive practice  
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training


1. Not tested or proved:
2. Lacking experience and the knowledge gained from it:
References in classic literature ?
Every thing now devolved on the timid, gentle, unpracticed Adrienne.
The woman understood by the timidity and undecided manner of the applicant, that she had a very unpracticed being to deal with, and she was emboldened to act accordingly.
Yet the riders among these numerous obstructions, which were such as would terrify an unpracticed eye, gave no demonstrations of uneasiness as their horses toiled through the sloughs or trotted with uncertain paces along the dark route.
Those who look around them now, and see the loads of produce that issue out of every wild path in these mountains during the season of travelling, will hardly credit that no more than five years have elapsed since the tenants of these woods were compelled to eat the scanty fruits of the forest to sustain life, and, with their unpracticed skill, to hunt the beasts as food for their starving families.
And as he looked at the unpracticed mouth and lips, he thought that such a daughter of the soil could only have caught up the sentiment by rote.
From this unsatisfactory examination, however, he was soon called by a loud and piercing exclamation from Uncas, that sounded, even to the unpracticed ears of Duncan, as the signal of some new and unexpected calamity.
But if your father is mortally sick you'll send the valet away and attend to your father with your own unpracticed, awkward hands, and will soothe him better than a skilled man who is a stranger could.
When a federal judge ruled this year that Harris County wrongfully held poor misdemeanor defendants in jail while awaiting trial, she placed the responsibility of issuing her mandated bail orders in the unpracticed hands of the county sheriff's office.
Multiple Army commanders and training center cadre offered their assessments that division and BCT staffs are unpracticed in planning shaping operations.
The subtle contrast between survivors' stories that have been polished through frequent retellings and those of reticent or unpracticed witnesses--both victims and perpetrators-- is illuminating as regards to how the tellers understand the place of their memories in a society where Stalin is enjoying new popularity.
Since this level of power and authority sharing and distribution was very new and fairly unpracticed, attempting to do so at a military level was ambitious.
This experience helped me realize that young new nurses, although unpracticed, still have the potential to influence the present and future of their nursing career.