from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking training, not having been instructed in something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not trained.
  • adj. Not trainable; indocile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not trained; not disciplined; uneducated; uninstructed.

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

  • adj. not disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training


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  • In research from France, citrulline was shown to help prevent post-exercise fatigue and muscle soreness in untrained athletes, when taken after exercise.

    Leo Galland, M.D.: How to Boost Immunity After Exercise

  • Obviously I do not support the idea of untrained and unsanctioned bailifs restraining or even distraining.

    Middle Classes Tell Cam: Sod Off, We're In It For The Money

  • The idea of the amendment was for a militia, defined as untrained civilians, non-military trained civilians to protect their country.

    Bill Of Rights in my opinion

  • Derec shuddered at the idea of untrained people teasing through the tatters of a positronic brain.


  • In the case of the man with the so-called untrained sense, therefore, it is questionable whether the failure to see, hear, etc., is in many cases so much a lack of ability to use the particular sense, as it is a lack of practical interest in this phase of the objective world.

    Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education

  • It's kind of ironic that the Romantics seized on folk culture as a lifeline, a balm for Classical formality — such "untrained" art was a more direct pathway to emotional communication.

    Girder and Panel

  • Another 46,176 are listed as "untrained," and it will be July 2006 before the administration reaches its new goal of a 135,000-strong, fully trained police force.


  • All of the Royal Dancers and some of the courtiers would be participating, the courtiers as a kind of untrained, minimally-moving background to the Dancers, all two hundred of them, who were schooled from the time they were five and performed until they were deemed too old to be decorative.

    The White Gryphon

  • I don't plan on paying anything as long as they let these people who are 'untrained' in those situations carry firearms in the stores.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • His wife alleged that he collapsed after he was given an injection by an "untrained" nurse on January 28.



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