What does unlearned mean?

Definitions for unlearned
ʌnˈlɜr nɪd for 1,2,5 ; ʌnˈlɜrnd for 3,4un·learned

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unconditioned, innate, unlearnedadjective

    not established by conditioning or learning

    "an unconditioned reflex"

  2. unlearnedadjective

    not well learned

  3. ignorant, nescient, unlearned, unletteredadjective

    uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication

    "an ignorant man"; "nescient of contemporary literature"; "an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues"; "exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions"


  1. unlearnedadjective

    Of a person, ignorant, uneducated, untaught, untrained.

  2. unlearnedadjective

    Of a behavior, not learned; innate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unlearnedadjective

    This selected piece, which you translate,
    Foretells your studies may communicate,
    From darker dialect of a strange land,
    Wisdom that here th’ unlearn’d shall understand. D’avenant.

    And by succession of unlearned times,
    As bards began, so monks rung on the chimes. Wentworth Dillon.

    Some at the bar, with subtilty defend
    The cause of an unlearned, noble friend. Dryden.

    Though unlearned men well enough understood the words white and black, yet there were philosophers found, who had subtlety enough to prove that white was black. John Locke.

    Mere words, or such things chiefly as were better unlearned. John Milton, on Education.

    I will prove those verses to be very unlearned, neither savouring of poetry, wit, or invention. William Shakespeare.


  1. unlearned

    Unlearned generally refers to the lack of knowledge or skills due to insufficient education or experience. This term can also describe behaviors or responses that are instinctual or natural, not acquired or influenced by previous learning or experiences. Moreover, it may refer to the conscious effort to let go, discard, or unlearn previously formed habits, beliefs, or ideas that may no longer be suitable or beneficial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlearnedadjective

    not learned; untaught; uneducated; ignorant; illiterate

  2. Unlearnedadjective

    not gained by study; not known

  3. Unlearnedadjective

    not exhibiting learning; as, unlearned verses

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlearned in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlearned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of unlearned in a Sentence

  1. 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

  2. Med Jones:

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

  3. Kurt Vonnegut:

    I was taught in the sixth grade that we had a standing army of just over a hundred thousand men and that the generals had nothing to say about what was done in Washington. I was taught to be proud of that and to pity Europe for having more than a million men under arms and spending all their money on airplanes and tanks. I simply never unlearned junior civics. I still believe in it. I got a very good grade.

  4. Grover Cleveland:

    The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that while the people should patriotically and cheerfully support their Government its functions do not include the support of the people.

  5. Francis Bacon:

    Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.

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