Definition of uninitiated in English:

uninitiated

adjective

  • Without special knowledge or experience.

    ‘the discussion wasn't easy to follow for the uninitiated’
    • ‘The CDs provide the perfect introduction for the uninitiated, mapping out the musical evolution of a soul genius.’
    • ‘To the uninitiated it seems they fall into line at a random location, but these people know exactly what they are doing and where they are going.’
    • ‘The surnames sound similar and, for the uninitiated, quite confusing too.’
    • ‘It is an electrifying experience for the uninitiated, like a theme park ride in a nature reserve.’
    • ‘Even for the uninitiated, this exhibition is a show of the most astonishing landscapes and seascapes.’
    • ‘My father was an officer in the Territorial Army - that's the British Army reserve forces to the uninitiated.’
    • ‘The goat is perhaps a symbol of an uninitiated listener who is lured by Ramanathan's music.’
    • ‘Their set should prove to be an unforgettable experience for rabid fans and the curious uninitiated alike.’
    • ‘And for those sorry few of you whose appetites have been whetted, but remain uninitiated, take heart.’
    • ‘To the architecturally uninitiated, the building looks like a domestic iron on its end, or the prow of a ship.’
    • ‘Artists will not reveal sacred meanings of designs to the uninitiated.’
    • ‘Even the uninitiated and the uninformed will have heard of him.’
    • ‘For the uninitiated, a reading is more than someone standing at a lectern, reading aloud to a bunch of book geeks.’
    • ‘The next day's practice session is an introduction for the uninitiated to an aspect unique to Monaco: the noise.’
    • ‘This, for the uninitiated, is the basic term for a quantity surveyor, someone who measured bricks and mortar for a living.’
    • ‘Macklin's analyses are mostly insightful and are certainly to be recommended to the uninitiated interested reader.’
    • ‘For the uninitiated, this means selling shares that they did not own, then buying them back later at a lower level and thus making a profit.’
    • ‘For those uninitiated Jordan is the darling of our tabloid papers.’
    • ‘To the uninitiated, the sounds are very experimental, some might say unlistenable.’
    • ‘The liner notes state that the album is a perfect introduction for those uninitiated in the art of dub.’
    inexpert, unpractised, lacking experience, untrained, untutored, unschooled, unqualified, unskilled, amateur, uninitiated
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Pronunciation:

uninitiated

/ʌnɪˈnɪʃɪeɪtɪd/