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

  • adj. Having had no formal education or instruction.
  • adj. Unsophisticated; unrefined.

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  • adj. untrained, not taught or educated in a field of knowledge

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Uninstructed; untaught; rude; raw.

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  • adj. lacking in schooling


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un- +‎ tutored


  • But a burgher named Sachs, arguing that singers should instead be wooing the "untutored" hearts of the masses, proposes letting the winner be chosen instead by a young woman named Eva along with the rest of the public.


  • Only Wire and Vic Godard & the Subway Sect down in London had anywhere near the kind of untutored intelligence and wit that The Fall exhibited an their debut single

    FallNet - the punk foot of nose

  • Halder would mumble under his breath about the differences between professional and "untutored" opinion.


  • They call untutored children Aes Sedai when half what they know is self-taught tricks and the other half barely scratches the surface. "

    The Fires of Heaven

  • If nothing else, these selections demonstrate that the man was more than an untutored soldier.


  • The warrant I have of your honourable disposition, not the worth of my untutored lines, makes it assured of acceptance.

    Shakespeare Controversies

  • Although fierce warriors, they were untutored in guerrilla warfare and fought from fixed fortresses, which American artillery and infantry invariably overwhelmed.

    An Insurgency and Its Lessons

  • One of the aliens scuttled forward and fiddled with one of its gadgets, finally producing an audible series of grunts, whistles, and squeaks which to Jerome's untutored ears sounded exactly like the sounds of dolphins.

    A Simple Misunderstanding

  • It can only be guessed that the effect of what was presented to their untutored eyes failed to reconcile with anything for which their simple education might have prepared them.

    Abomination at the Shilkie

  • How were you able to devise a voice that is so coarse and untutored yet so thoughtful and engaging?

    A Conversation with Jane Harris about The Observations


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