Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not having been taught by practice; not skilled; not having experience; raw; unskilful.
  • Not known; not familiar through use or association.
  • Not practised; not put into operation or use.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of unpracticed.

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  • adjective not having had extensive practice

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Examples

  • There was a leap, swifter than his unpractised sight, and the lean, yellow body disappeared for a moment out of the field of his vision.

    The Wall of the World

  • He was always the saddest of the group; and, even to my unpractised senses, he appeared to have suffered more deeply than his friends.

    Chapter 12

  • I examine it, 'I was good-looking once like that young man, but my unpractised verse was full of infirmity, my Muse old as it were; and now I am old and rheumatic, and nothing to look at, but my Muse is young'.

    The Nobel Prize Medals and the Medal for the Prize in Economics

  • And he said, ‘I was good-looking once like that young man, but my unpractised verse was full of infirmity, my Muse old as it were; and now I am old and rheumatic, and nothing to look at, but my Muse is young.’

    The Faculty Club

  • And he said, ‘I was good-looking once like that young man, but my unpractised verse was full of infirmity, my Muse old as it were; and now I am old and rheumatic, and nothing to look at, but my Muse is young.’

    The Faculty Club

  • And he said, ‘I was good-looking once like that young man, but my unpractised verse was full of infirmity, my Muse old as it were; and now I am old and rheumatic, and nothing to look at, but my Muse is young.’

    The Faculty Club

  • A series of coaches, meanwhile, failed to spot that the German's best position was actually standing to the right of the tunnel with his arms folded, occasionally attempting an unpractised smile at the cameras.

    Didn't he used to be rubbish: Michael Ballack of Germany

  • And he said, ‘I was good-looking once like that young man, but my unpractised verse was full of infirmity, my Muse old as it were; and now I am old and rheumatic, and nothing to look at, but my Muse is young.’

    The Faculty Club

  • And he said, ‘I was good-looking once like that young man, but my unpractised verse was full of infirmity, my Muse old as it were; and now I am old and rheumatic, and nothing to look at, but my Muse is young.’

    The Faculty Club

  • Indiana could with difficulty keep to the figure of the dance, from the exulting, yet unpractised certainty of attracting all eyes; and Camilla perpetually turned wrong, from the mere flutter of fear, which made her expect she should never turn right.

    Camilla

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