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untaught

[uhn-tawt] /ʌnˈtɔt/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of unteach.
adjective
2.
not taught; not acquired by teaching; natural:
untaught gentleness.
3.
not instructed or educated; naive; ignorant.
Origin of untaught
(defs 2, 3) un-1 + taught

unteach

[uhn-teech] /ʌnˈtitʃ/
verb (used with object), untaught, unteaching.
1.
to cause to be forgotten or disbelieved, as by contrary teaching.
2.
to cause to forget or disbelieve something previously taught.
Origin
1525-35; un-2 + teach
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untaught

/ʌnˈtɔːt/
adjective
1.
without training or education
2.
attained or achieved without instruction

unteach

/ʌnˈtiːtʃ/
verb (transitive) (rare) -teaches, -teaching, -taught
1.
to cause to disbelieve (teaching)
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