Being a novice Syrian War watcher, I assumed the regime had returned in force.
For a novice sailor to keep the ship safe for so long in those conditions was remarkable.
We found many teachers who were already on top of their game, or teachers who were far too novice.
mid-14c., "probationer in a religious order," from Old French novice "beginner" (12c.), from Medieval Latin novicius, noun use of Latin novicius "newly imported, newly arrived, inexperienced" (of slaves), from novus "new" (see new). Meaning "inexperienced person" is attested from early 15c.