a beginner or novice:
He's a neophyte at chess.
Roman Catholic Church.
a person newly converted to a belief, as a heathen, heretic, or nonbeliever; proselyte.
a person newly baptized.
newly planted <
/ˌni əˈfɪt ɪk/
/ˈni əˌfaɪ tɪʃ/
/ˈni ə faɪˌtɪz əm/
a person newly converted to a religious faith
a novice in a religious order
a novice or beginner
[C16: via Church Latin from New Testament Greek
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Anyone but a neophyte, however, will find many of the selections quite familiar.
Pitching a tent can be frustrating for seasoned and neophyte campers alike.
This article was written by a neophyte and is so biased it is pathetic.
It's the quickest way for a neophyte investor to get burned.
It proved a defining day for the neophyte candidate.
But despite his ambition, he was a neophyte manager, and bank after bank turned him down.
This may be the work of an old master, but it pulses with the enthusiasm of a love-struck neophyte.
It was one of the first so-called gourmet dishes that neophyte cooks learned to prepare for special occasions.
There are a few online communities that have a lot of neophyte programmers who are teaching each other to program games.
If elevating a neophyte whom he can influence seems a more plausible route, that's okay too.
The kids they're teaching would be better off with an utter neophyte.
Instead he is awarding billion dollar contracts to neophyte suppliers that are long on talk and short on flight history.
The free-flowing banter of on-line computer chat rooms can be intimidating to the neophyte.
The caricature of him as a neophyte legislator with a modest record is unfair.
As a result, bruised bodies are par for the course before a neophyte gets to grips with the basic technique.
The country is in a state of anarchy and criminality orchestrated by her neophyte governing skills.
Way, way too many coincidences and lies to make anyone but a neophyte comfortable with this transaction.
Its purpose is to forewarn veteran and neophyte administrators concerning a number of problems which they may not have met.
Students who were both personally and professionally congruent expressed more confidence than neophyte counselors.
Intended primarily for neophyte birders who want to learn correct procedures.