Definitions

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  • noun Those who have not been initiated, outsiders.
  • noun Not experienced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not initiated; deficient in relevant experience
  • noun people who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This is one of the most valuable of the sacred writings, yet the uninitiate could not possibly make good use of it without help.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • For the uninitiate that is the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Combined B.A. / J.D. Programs

  • Again, for the uninitiate, Dance Dance Revolution is a game where you have a mat with arrows on it and you jump around on the mat, tapping the arrows with your feet in response to arrows that appear on the screen.

    Thou Hast Turned My Dancing Into Mourning -- First encounters with Dance Dance Revolution

  • The uninitiate gravitates toward the author, the author toward the editor or publisher, the publisher toward the reviewer, and the reviewer, in desperation, toward another drink.

    When Will You Be Available For Me to Pick Up My Hat? : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits

  • I say nothing of those lofty and divine Platonic doctrina, that are familiar to but few of the elect and wholly unknown to all the uninitiate, such for instance as that which teaches us that Venus is not one goddess, but two, each being strong in her own type of love and several types of lovers.

    The Defense

  • I say nothing of those lofty and divine Platonic doctrina, that are familiar to but few of the elect and wholly unknown to all the uninitiate, such for instance as that which teaches us that Venus is not one goddess, but two, each being strong in her own type of love and several types of lovers.

    The Defense

  • 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.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • It is also believed that utterance of the SO&P password by one of the uninitiate will cause drought, pestilence, scorching heat and Ice Ages.

    Password Protected Sites: SOAP and Trolls « Climate Audit

  • It is feared that utterance of the password by an uninitiate will enrage the gods, and cause sea levels to rise up and engulf the magic rock.

    Password Protected Sites: SOAP and Trolls « Climate Audit

  • Now to help us try to understand exactly why that is, can you explain first of all what exactly is Ramadan, if you were to explain that to an uninitiate like myself.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2001

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