What does unlearn mean?

Definitions for unlearnʌnˈlɜrn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unlearn.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlearn(verb)

    try to forget; put out of one's memory or knowledge

  2. unlearn(verb)

    discard something previously learnt, like an old habit


  1. unlearn(Verb)

    To discard the knowledge of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlearn(verb)

    to forget, as what has been learned; to lose from memory; also, to learn the contrary of

  2. Unlearn(verb)

    to fail to learn

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unlearn

    un-lėrn′, v.t. to forget or lose what has been learned.—v.i. to become ignorant.—adj. Unlear′ned, not learned: ignorant.—adv. Unlear′nedly.—n. Unlear′nedness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlearn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlearn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Seneca:

    The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early.

  2. Gloria Steinem:

    The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

  3. Alvin Toffler:

    The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

  4. Susan Courtney:

    We know that habits are hard to suppress on their own, often the most effective way to unlearn a habit is to replace it with a new one.

  5. Med Jones:

    In seeking knowledge, something new is learned In seeking wisdom, something old is unlearned To grow, we need to learn, unlearn and re-learn

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Translations for unlearn

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • оту́чиваться, разу́чиваться, отучи́ться, разучи́тьсяRussian

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