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inexperience

[in-ik-speer-ee-uh ns] /ˌɪn ɪkˈspɪər i əns/
noun
1.
lack of experience.
2.
lack of knowledge, skill, or wisdom gained from experience.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Late Latin inexperientia. See in-3, experience
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  • It's not that you want to hide your inexperience, but accentuate your experience.
  • We felt our inexperience, and were unable to help ourselves.
  • Life is too short to let indecision or inexperience cut into your drinking.
  • But her relative inexperience is what keeps her fresh, she says.
  • Obviously, relative inexperience is a factor that can be accounted for in the design of a bank cash protection system.
  • Sometimes, though, the committee's image of you is distorted by your nervousness or inexperience with interviews.
  • Fortunately, my desire to be a better teacher apparently trumped my inexperience.
  • The tenure trek itself can be gloomy because of many painful stimuli that, because of our inexperience, seem overwhelming.
  • Sometimes it isn't a matter of bad manners, but of inexperience.
  • Of course, this is a tool that can cut both ways, but don't see your age and relative inexperience only as liabilities.
British Dictionary definitions for inexperience

inexperience

/ˌɪnɪkˈspɪərɪəns/
noun
1.
lack of experience or of the knowledge and understanding derived from experience
Derived Forms
inexperienced, adjective
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Word Origin and History for inexperience
n.

1590s, from French inexpérience (mid-15c.), from Late Latin inexperientia, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + experientia (see experience).

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