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unlearned

[uhn-lur-nid for 1, 2, 5; uhn-lurnd for 3, 4] /ʌnˈlɜr nɪd for 1, 2, 5; ʌnˈlɜrnd for 3, 4/
adjective
1.
not learned; not scholarly or erudite.
2.
uneducated; untaught; unschooled; ignorant.
3.
not acquired by instruction, study, etc.
4.
known without being learned.
5.
of or relating to uneducated persons.
Origin of unlearned
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English unlerned. See un-1, learned
Related forms
unlearnedly, adverb

unlearn

[uhn-lurn] /ʌnˈlɜrn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to forget or lose knowledge of.
2.
to discard or put aside certain knowledge as being false or binding:
to unlearn preconceptions.
verb (used without object)
3.
to lose or discard knowledge.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English unlernen. See un-2, learn
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unlearned

/ʌnˈlɜːnɪd/
adjective
1.
ignorant or untaught
Derived Forms
unlearnedly, adverb

unlearn

/ʌnˈlɜːn/
verb -learns, -learning, -learned (-ˈlɜːnd), -learnt
1.
to try to forget (something learnt) or to discard (accumulated knowledge)
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