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[uhn-see-zuh nd] /ʌnˈsi zənd/
(of things) not seasoned; not matured, dried, etc., by due seasoning:
unseasoned wood.
(of persons) not inured to a climate, work, etc.; inexperienced:
an unseasoned crew.
(of food) not flavored with seasoning:
a tasteless, unseasoned meal.
Origin of unseasoned
1575-85; un-1 + season + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This was often of unseasoned timber, that it might last the longer, two feet in diameter, and eight feet or more in length.

  • Scooping up double handfuls of the unseasoned stuff, we fell to even before Kazu had gotten his ponderous spoon into position.

    The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell
  • Uncle Jim would have felt disgraced had a piece of work made of unseasoned wood left his shop.

    Plantation Sketches Margaret Devereux
  • The whole structure was of white wood, unseasoned and unpainted—which was only sensible, since it would shortly be destroyed.

  • It is like the swift making of furniture with unseasoned wood.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • She had plenty of courage to bear the hard words now, but they cut deeply into her unseasoned heart.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • It was an ordeal too great for any unseasoned troops, and they gave way.

  • The men were raw and unseasoned, and even the leaders were lacking in the rudiments of military training and discipline.

    Mark Twain Archibald Henderson
  • About the most unappetizing thing I can think of is lumpy mashed potato, or mashed potato that is heavy and unseasoned.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • It led, it appears, to some "distemper" in Virginia caused by the colonists "eating pork and other meats fresh and unseasoned."

British Dictionary definitions for unseasoned


(of persons) not sufficiently experienced: unseasoned troops
not matured or seasoned: unseasoned timber
(of food) not flavoured with seasoning
Derived Forms
unseasonedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unseasoned

1580s, "not made palatable by seasoning," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of season (v.). Meaning "not habituated by experience" is recorded from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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