Definition of untrained in English:



  • Not having been trained in a particular skill.

    ‘self-styled doctors untrained in diagnosis’
    ‘to the untrained eye, the two products look remarkably similar’
    • ‘By his own admission, he was too untrained and untalented to utter an on-camera word.’
    • ‘The youth who is trained and encouraged becomes an asset and an untrained youth remains a liability to the nation.’
    • ‘Obstetric forceps are potentially dangerous in the hands of untrained or inexperienced obstetricians.’
    • ‘We sent in too few troops and those we sent were untrained and inexperienced.’
    • ‘The first Aboriginal welfare service in Sydney did great work with untrained workers.’
    • ‘We would have an army of untrained teenagers with not much in the way of skills.’
    • ‘There are some strange things in the inspectors' report which my untrained eye can't understand.’
    • ‘Women are more likely to be considered incompetent and untrained with firearms.’
    • ‘Some are leased for the day to third-party crews that are untrained and often unlicensed.’
    • ‘Last March, there was a near riot when unqualified and untrained staff were brought in.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, someone untrained in music or drama or whatever can enjoy a performance and take it at face value.’
    • ‘Though beautifully picturesque to the untrained eye, it's also a new breed of high-tech wharf.’
    • ‘The figures for untrained teachers were compiled by the trade union in the first fortnight in September.’
    • ‘Your voice, most likely untrained, should serve as just another whispering instrument.’
    • ‘This could mean that untrained teachers will be allowed to teach in our schools.’
    • ‘She looks up to you as her friend, philosopher and guru, because she was an untrained singer and has learnt so much from you.’
    • ‘In a taste test, untrained observers also rated the organic apples to be the sweetest of the bunch.’
    • ‘But he stressed that making sure water was purified or boiled when living off the land was difficult for the untrained.’
    • ‘These tend to use untrained youngsters in order to save on costs.’
    • ‘Striking firefighters warned that it would be dangerous for untrained army firefighters to use breathing apparatus.’
    unskilled, untaught, non-technical, unschooled, untutored, unpractised, inexperienced, unequipped, unversed, uninformed, unacquainted
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