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unpracticed

or (especially British) unpractised

[uhn-prak-tist] /ʌnˈpræk tɪst/
adjective
1.
not trained or skilled; inexpert:
an unpracticed actor.
2.
not practiced; not usually or generally used or done; not put into effect.
Origin of unpracticed
1530-1540
1530-40; un-1 + practiced
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  • I am unpractised in its wiles, and have even no acquaintance with its injustice.

    Caleb Williams William Godwin
  • Even to her unpractised eye it was less serious than at first appeared.

  • You will find there provisions for several days, and a couch on which to rest your yet unpractised limbs.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • Their unpractised powers were unable to follow the course of his thoughts.

  • To his unpractised eye there was no sign of silver on walls, floor or ceiling.

  • It was evident to my unpractised eye that we had the Boers on the run at last.

  • Her unpractised mind was completely occupied in fathoming its recent acquisition.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • The apparent speed of flight to an unpractised eye is most deceptive.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • Her lover with his unpractised hand, had opened a new chapter in her life, too precipitately.

    Adle Dubois Mrs. William T. Savage
  • Here is where an unpractised binder will probably injure a book for life.

    Enemies of Books William Blades
British Dictionary definitions for unpractised

unpractised

/ʌnˈpræktɪst/
adjective
1.
without skill, training, or experience
2.
not used or done often or repeatedly
3.
not yet tested
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Word Origin and History for unpractised

unpracticed

adj.

1550s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of practice (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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