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experienced

[ik-speer-ee-uh nst] /ɪkˈspɪər i ənst/
adjective
1.
wise or skillful in a particular field through experience:
an experienced teacher.
2.
having learned through experience; taught by experience:
experienced through adversity.
3.
endured; undergone; suffered through:
experienced misfortunes.
Origin of experienced
1560-1570
1560-70; experience + -ed2
Related forms
nonexperienced, adjective
quasi-experienced, adjective
unexperienced, adjective
well-experienced, adjective
Synonyms
1. skilled, expert, practiced, veteran, accomplished, versed, adept, qualified.
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Examples from the Web for unexperienced
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  • You may be able to find some unexperienced people who will believe tales of that kind, but I know better.

    A Christmas Gift N. P. Gravengaard
  • He came too young and unexperienced to that throne of usurpation.

  • My belief in it is as clear and strong as I can well conceive belief in things invisible and unexperienced to be.

    Zenobia William Ware
  • Places of the utmost importance have been taken from the most deserving and given to the illiterate, unexperienced or unqualified.

  • The attending of the levee of a friend in power seems delightful to the unexperienced; the experienced dreads it.

  • God loveth you better than to leave you masterless, as knowing that youth is rash and unexperienced.

  • Strange as it may seem to the unexperienced, dress has a good deal to do with the spirit of soldiers.

  • Maida sank back in the carriage startled by an unexperienced emotion.

  • Rather undignified, I must say, but perfectly natural for unexperienced girls, I suppose.

  • How shall I learn to guard my unexperienced feet from the thousand snares of the world?

British Dictionary definitions for unexperienced

unexperienced

/ˌʌnɪkˈspɪərɪənst/
adjective
1.
(of a situation, sensation, fact, etc) not having been undergone or known by experience
2.
inexperienced

experienced

/ɪkˈspɪərɪənst/
adjective
1.
having become skilful or knowledgeable from extensive contact or participation or observation
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Word Origin and History for unexperienced

experienced

adj.

"having experience; skillful through expereince," 1570s, past participle adjective from experience (v.).

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