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An inexperienced newcomer to a particular activity.
novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationerView synonyms
- ‘Though you are geared to newbies, you have the answers to questions people like me need but don't always have time to find!’
- ‘I am a newbie to Linux and I need all of the input I can get on the fine points of any process.’
- ‘That would seem likely to suggest that anytime someone tries something new - they are a newbie.’
- ‘For newbies, this is still a great game, but for veterans of previous iterations, there's no reason to switch.’
- ‘With a simple interface, even the newest of computer newbies will have no problems using the intranet.’
- ‘I'm a newbie and am particularly interested in flight simulation.’
- ‘All I said was that newbies are coming online at a slower pace as we reach a higher saturation level.’
- ‘The end result is that these have become dominant and, at least for newbies, very annoying strategies.’
- ‘Now we get to the hardest part for a newbie to water cooling such as myself, the installation of this water cooler.’
- ‘In a very short period of time, Google went from newbie to industry leader.’
- ‘Counters - these are heavily used on web sites by newbies but appear unprofessional.’
- ‘Also in terms of scoring, a newbie will not be worth as much in points as a more experienced commander.’
- ‘If you are past the newbie stage and ready to go to the next level, this could be the book for you.’
- ‘On Zoetrope I met other writers, both experienced and newbies like myself, whom I could ask for advice about how to write my script.’
- ‘Everyone using the Internet or a computer was a newbie once.’
- ‘I'm a newbie on the computer, and I have a big problem with popup advertisements.’
- ‘The whole approach to controls allows the game to be accommodating to newbies while not alienating the old timers.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, younger people and Netizen newbies are less likely to be bothered by spam than older people and internet veterans.’
- ‘In this case, looking for a desktop system, I was almost as much of a newbie as my wife was.’
- ‘Whenever a newbie stumbles by and asks a germane question, the old timers shout him down and tell him to read the FAQ.’
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