untutored


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un·tu·tored

 (ŭn-to͞o′tərd, -tyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Having had no formal education or instruction.
2. Unsophisticated; unrefined.

untutored

(ʌnˈtjuːtəd)
adj
1. (Education) without formal instruction or education
2. lacking sophistication or refinement

un•tu•tored

(ʌnˈtu tərd, -ˈtyu-)

adj.
1. not tutored; untaught.
2. naive, ignorant, or unsophisticated.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untutored - lacking in schoolinguntutored - lacking in schooling; "untaught people whose verbal skills are grossly deficient"; "an untutored genius"; "uneducated children"
uneducated - not having a good education

untutored

adjective
1. uneducated, ignorant, untrained, illiterate, unlearned, unschooled, unversed This untutored mathematician had an obsession with numbers.
2. unsophisticated, simple, inexperienced, unrefined, artless, unpractised The wrangling of trade disputes can baffle the untutored eye.
Translations

untutored

[ˈʌnˈtjuːtəd] ADJindocto, poco instruido; [mind, taste] → no formado

untutored

adj taste, personungeschult; to the untutored eye/earfür das ungeschulte Auge/Ohr; to be untutored in somethingin etw (dat)nicht unterrichtet sein
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She was not accustomed to being either commanded or ignored, but with all her royal pride she was no fool, and she knew the man was right, that he was risking his life to save hers, so she hastened on with Ghek as she was bid, and after the first flush of anger she smiled, for the realization came to her that this fellow was but a rough untutored warrior, skilled not in the finer usages of cultured courts.
Both tore and struck and clawed and bit in the frenzy of mad, untutored strife, rolling about on the soft carpet of the jungle almost noiselessly except for their heavy breathing and an occasional beast-like snarl from Number One.
It was not fair to spring those nineteenth century technicalities upon the untutored infant of the sixth and then rail at her because she couldn't get their drift; and when she was making the honest best drive at it she could, too, and no fault of hers that she couldn't fetch the home plate; and so I apologized.
But he did not refuse to help the untutored foreigner.
"You have strength," he could hear her saying, "but it is untutored strength."
The impulse was communicated to the Teton horses, long accustomed to sympathise in the untutored passions of their owners, and it was with difficulty that the keepers were enabled to restrain their impatience.
In his savage, untutored breast new emotions were stirring.
"It's very interesting to hear the mind of the untutored savage," he said.
I could scarce refrain a grin when I thought of the wasted possibilities of that deadly revolver in the hands of an untutored warrior of the stone age.
The two united to rob the untutored possessors of its wooded scenery of their native right to perpetuate its original appellation of "Horican."*
In his Indian captivity, moreover, he had gained much knowledge of the properties of native herbs and roots; nor did he conceal from his patients that these simple medicines, Nature's boon to the untutored savage, had quite as large a share of his own confidence as the European Pharmacopoeia, which so many learned doctors had spent centuries in elaborating.
The sky seems more transparent there, and the sun shines with a strange brilliancy, and a delightful grove of green leafy trees presents itself to the eyes and charms the sight with its verdure, while the ear is soothed by the sweet untutored melody of the countless birds of gay plumage that flit to and fro among the interlacing branches.