Definition of unschooled in English:

unschooled

adjective

  • 1Not educated at or made to attend school.

    ‘unschooled children’
    1. 1.1 Lacking knowledge or training in a particular field.
      ‘she was unschooled in the niceties of royal behavior’
      • ‘Famously unschooled in European cinema, he has developed his own vernacular language of movie-making.’
      • ‘‘Wendy Alexander at full throttle was a formidable sight’, he says, ‘but she was an outsider, unschooled in the world of local Scottish politics.’’
      • ‘Unlike in Central Europe, scholars unschooled in legal theory have dominated the Schmitt revival in North America.’
      • ‘She made a pretty snide remark about Maruka being unschooled in protocol.’
      • ‘Many young recruits, committed but unschooled in any sort of visual language, often resorted to producing hand-lettered placards in workshops subject to state harassment and sabotage.’
      • ‘This presented a problem, as I'm unschooled in the ways of the baby, and I certainly don't know which bars, if any, are baby-friendly.’
      • ‘Although unschooled in theory, he was a competent tactician and strategist.’
      • ‘That demographic focuses on adults who are unschooled in the ways of HTML coding and yet are Web-savvy enough to want to build their own homepages.’
      • ‘Meaning, of course, that he wasn't anything like the Real Thing, but when I was young and unschooled in the ways of the world, he seemed near enough to me, damn it.’
      • ‘They have understood that privatisation means higher prices for essential utilities, that however hard they work their children remain unschooled and that they live and die in poverty.’
      • ‘The possibilities for such technology, even to the layman unschooled in science, seem limitless.’
      • ‘He was as unschooled in covert action as his Embassy counterparts, but was more innovative and seemingly inexhaustible.’
      • ‘If civil engineers were as unschooled in secure design practice as the average software developer, failing bridges would be causing a severe loss of life.’
      • ‘Compared to their predecessors, these furniture makers were often unschooled in the art of cabinetmaking.’
      • ‘However, there are cultural nuances in nonverbal communication, and the person unschooled in those nuances often misinterprets what he sees.’
      • ‘The truths he affirms are encoded in his own poetry, rather than mysteriously embodied in Scripture, and he addresses a cultured but non-Latinate audience unschooled in philosophy.’
      • ‘The unschooled Callahan trained a generation of photography teachers and - for lack of a better term - academic artists.’
      • ‘It is all about imperial arrogance unschooled in worldliness, unfettered either by competence or experience.’
      • ‘It's as if we are back in that newspaper office of 10 years ago, when Riddoch, unschooled in the resistant bureaucracy of getting out a daily paper, tried to change hidebound attitudes too quickly for comfort.’
      • ‘Even if your workforce is talented and conscientious, it matters little if an outsourced cleanup crew unschooled in the masonry craft undoes quality work by creating acid burns and blown joints.’
      uneducated, unknowledgeable, untaught, untutored, untrained, illiterate, unlettered, unlearned, unread, uninformed, unenlightened, unscholarly, unqualified, benighted, backward
      without knowledge, unaware, unconscious, insensible
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    2. 1.2 Not affected or artificial; natural and spontaneous.
      • ‘In the amateur theatre companies professional directors work with people who possess unschooled talent and are dedicated to theatre.’
      • ‘‘Every Breath is a Bomb’ opens with an ambient clutter that gives way to unschooled yelping over a sinister keyboard and errant drum hits.’
      • ‘Furthermore, unschooled pragmatism tends to set aside questions of due process, or of rights.’
      • ‘She allowed herself this small display of unschooled emotion.’
      • ‘Of equal, if not greater, importance to his identification as American was the very different image summoned by West's youth in Pennsylvania: the artist as unschooled, natural talent.’
      unforced, voluntary, unconstrained, unprompted, unbidden, unsolicited, unplanned, unpremeditated, unrehearsed, impulsive, impetuous, unstudied, impromptu, spur-of-the-moment, extempore, extemporaneous
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Pronunciation

unschooled

/ˌənˈsko͞old//ˌənˈskuld/