from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not educated or instructed; having little or no formal schooling.
  • adj. Not the result of training; natural: an artist of unschooled talents.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not schooled; not having been to school.
  • adj. inexperienced in something.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not schooled; not taught; not educated; illiterate; not developed by study.

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

  • adj. lacking in schooling


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  • It just seems really patronizing to treat Muslims like theyre some kind of unschooled savages who don’t have minds of their own.

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  • Original spirituality is unschooled and so simple that you may not believe it at first.

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  • This is as great an advantage as having university educated rather than unschooled parents, and twice the advantage of having a professional rather than an unskilled father.

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  • And that cannot all be done with unschooled immigrants and high school dropouts. sharon

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  • To secure our future, we need to make sure that the unschooled -- possibly home schooled -- advocates of the culture of anti-science articulate their ideas far from the halls of government where such advocacy undermines the public good.

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  • I was talking to Peter Gray, over at Psychology Today, about being unschooled.

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  • My response is largely unschooled by the volumes of critical theory written about this subject; I can only describe what I see in New York City in 2011.

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  • My Huntress helped as she could and tried to keep our ascent steady, but even one entirely unschooled in the nuances of human expression and the delicate changes in inflection that betray our thoughts and feelings would have had little difficulty in discerning her frustration as I tripped and stumbled my way up rocky screes and along the narrow goat trails that served as paths.

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  • At present, as Secretary Clinton acknowledged during her confirmation hearings, "the plight of women and girls who comprise the majority of the world's unhealthy, unschooled, underfed and unpaid ... is of particular concern."

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  • The difference was very subtle to the unschooled eye.

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