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unschooled

[uhn-skoold] /ʌnˈskuld/
adjective
1.
not schooled, taught, or trained:
Though unschooled, he had a grasp of the subject.
2.
not acquired or artificial; natural:
an unschooled talent.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; un-1 + school1 + -ed2
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  • However, a rush to open the practice of law to unschooled, unregulated nonlawyers is not the solution.
  • Then they can compare the skills of the tutored animals and the unschooled ones to see if the behavior made any difference.
  • They registered voters, educated the unschooled, and provided medical aid to the ill and impoverished.
  • Seems pretty easy, but with busy staff who may be unschooled in essential volunteer management, it can be a rare occurrence.
British Dictionary definitions for unschooled

unschooled

/ʌnˈskuːld/
adjective
1.
having received no training or schooling
2.
spontaneous; natural: unschooled talent
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Word Origin and History for unschooled
adj.

1580s, "untrained," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of school (v.).

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