from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not educated; ignorant or illiterate.
  • adjective Not skilled or versed in a specified discipline.
  • adjective Not acquired by training or studying.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not learned; ignorant; illiterate; not instructed; inexperienced.
  • Not suitable to a learned man; not becoming a scholar.
  • (un-lėrnd′ ). Not gained by study; not known; not acquired by investigation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not learned; untaught; uneducated; ignorant; illiterate.
  • adjective Not gained by study; not known.
  • adjective Not exhibiting learning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of a person, ignorant, uneducated, untaught, untrained.
  • adjective Of a behavior, not learned; innate.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unlearn.

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

  • adjective uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
  • adjective not well learned


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