Definition of untutored in US English:



  • Not formally taught or trained.

    ‘the species are all much the same to the untutored eye’
    • ‘Not an untutored brawl, mind you, but a fair fight between very skillful gentlemen, carried out in strict accordance with rules, both written and unwritten.’
    • ‘It was undoubtedly the job of the national security adviser to set the priorities for a new president in his first weeks and months in office, particularly for a president as untutored in foreign affairs as him.’
    • ‘To the untutored layman's eye, it almost appears contradictory.’
    • ‘I thought about capturing the political conflict through the untutored vision of a child.’
    • ‘Unlike scribes, persons who were involved in printing were crude and untutored - frequently German interlopers taking work from Italian scribes.’
    • ‘He was untutored and a little old for a beginning dancer.’
    • ‘An untutored if essentially tuneful vocalist, he seems to actively encourage the cracks and flaws that appear whenever he reaches above or below his natural range.’
    • ‘It is not the local art establishment but the untutored public, the people we art professionals are always trying to convince to walk in the door, which poses the biggest challenge.’
    • ‘Answerable only to themselves, the uniformed militia nonetheless provided the only martial experience for thousands of otherwise untutored citizen-soldiers who would volunteer for the next war.’
    • ‘He was the antithesis of the archetypal young black man, particularly as those seen though pre-1994 racist eyes as being illiterate, arrogant, uncouth and untutored.’
    • ‘In this context, anthropological linguists working on southeastern Indian languages and cultures will have reservations about his untutored approach to semantic analysis.’
    • ‘Moreover, it is often difficult to tell that a counterproof was taken from a pastel, because to the untutored eye the original pastel's surface remains largely unaffected.’
    • ‘With the lecture, the focus, inevitably, fell squarely on the anthropologist with his pointer, but it's a misconception that the 1921 film cedes authorial control to untutored and unself-conscious primitives.’
    • ‘We've always argued about America a lot, whether her immigrant perceptions were always valid or sometimes just the untutored observations of an outsider.’
    • ‘But even to the untutored eye, his work is special.’
    • ‘Although his voice is still young and at times untutored, he does mesmerize as in Get Your Shine On.’
    • ‘Even to the untutored eye, the older ones look better.’
    • ‘The only feature apparent to the untutored eye is Hartebeespoort, a dark blue splodge in the upper centre, with the edges of Pretoria apparently sneaking in at upper right.’
    • ‘But to my medically untutored mind, operations seem at least as idiosyncratic in their success and effects, and thus harder for markets to monitor in quality.’
    • ‘The differences are so obvious to the untutored eye that it is impossible to believe that anyone ever considered the fake documents to be anything but forgeries.’
    uneducated, untaught, unschooled, ill-educated, untrained
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