untaught


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un·taught

 (ŭn-tôt′)
adj.
1. Not instructed; ignorant.
2. Not acquired by instruction; natural.
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untaught

(ʌnˈtɔːt)
adj
1. (Education) without training or education
2. (Education) attained or achieved without instruction
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un•taught

(ʌnˈtɔt)

v.
1. pt. and pp. of unteach.
adj.
2. not taught; natural.
3. not instructed or educated; naive; ignorant.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untaught - lacking in schoolinguntaught - lacking in schooling; "untaught people whose verbal skills are grossly deficient"; "an untutored genius"; "uneducated children"
uneducated - not having a good education
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untaught

adjective
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Translations

untaught

[ˈʌnˈtɔːt] ADJno enseñado; (= ignorant) → sin instrucción
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untaught

adj (= not trained) personnicht ausgebildet; abilityangeboren; behaviournatürlich; basic skills which remain untaught in our schoolsGrundfähigkeiten, die in unseren Schulen weiterhin nicht vermittelt werden
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References in classic literature ?
Quite an untaught genius, I made the discovery of the line of action for myself.
"I cannot picture her; but I shall know her, know her inerrably as these your wood children find out each other untaught, as the butterfly that has never seen his kindred knows his painted mate, passing on the wing all others by.
An honest and natural slum dialect is more tolerable than the attempt of a phonetically untaught person to imitate the vulgar dialect of the golf club; and I am sorry to say that in spite of the efforts of our Academy of Dramatic Art, there is still too much sham golfing English on our stage, and too little of the noble English of Forbes Robertson.
She's quite original in her talk too; one of those untaught wits that help to stock a country with proverbs.
"It's a wonderful thing," adds a third; and then everybody looks sideways at you, convinced you are a scoundrel of the blackest dye; and they glory in the beautiful idea that your true character, unguessed by your fellow-men, has been discovered by the untaught instinct of a little child.
She threw changing glances at men who passed her, giving smiling invitations to men of rural or untaught pattern and usually seeming sedately unconscious of the men with a metropolitan seal upon their faces.
The untaught peasant beheld the elements around him and was acquainted with their practical uses.
"Is God HERE?" Ah, how is it possible for the untaught heart to keep its faith, unswerving, in the face of dire misrule, and palpable, unrebuked injustice?
"You will change your mind, I hope, when you grow older: as yet you are but a little untaught girl."
To people accustomed to reason about the forms in which their religious feeling has incorporated itself, it is difficult to enter into that simple, untaught state of mind in which the form and the feeling have never been severed by an act of reflection.
And while their manners were thus the subject of sarcastic observation, the untaught Saxons unwittingly transgressed several of the arbitrary rules established for the regulation of society.
Fanny soon learnt how unnecessary had been her fears of a removal; and her spontaneous, untaught felicity on the discovery, conveyed some consolation to Edmund for his disappointment in what he had expected to be so essentially serviceable to her.