inexperience

[in-ik-speer-ee-uhns]
noun
1.
lack of experience.
2.
lack of knowledge, skill, or wisdom gained from experience.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Late Latin inexperientia. See in-3, experience

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inexperience (ˌɪnɪkˈspɪərɪəns)
 
n
lack of experience or of the knowledge and understanding derived from experience
 
inex'perienced
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

inexperience
1598, from Fr. inexpérience (1460), from L.L. inexperientia, from in- "not" + experientia (see experience).
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Example sentences
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.
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