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[in-ik-speer-ee-uh nst] /ˌɪn ɪkˈspɪər i ənst/
not experienced; lacking knowledge, skill, or wisdom gained from experience.
Origin of inexperienced
1620-30; inexperience + -ed2
untrained, unskilled, inexpert, unpracticed; raw, green, naive, uninitiated. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "But, surely, my looking young and—and inexperienced would not affect my powers of teaching," she remonstrated.

    The Making of a Prig Evelyn Sharp
  • But I was young and inexperienced, and thankful to be spared any responsibility.

    Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Ladies of mature charms are less easily taken aback by such advances than their inexperienced juniors.

    General Bounce G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • You say you are inexperienced about money, and that would make it far worse.

  • But who can forbear to make charitable allowance for so young and inexperienced a girl?

    The Real Shelley, Vol. II (of 2) John Cordy Jeaffreson
Word Origin and History for inexperienced

1620s, adjective from inexperience.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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