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Princeton's WordNet

  1. untrainedadjective

    not disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training

    "an untrained voice"; "untrained troops"; "young minds untrained in the habit of concentration"


  1. untrainedadjective

    Lacking training, not having been instructed in something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Untrainedadjective

    My wit untrain’d in any kind of art. William Shakespeare.

    The king’s forces charged lively, and they again as stoutly received the charge; but being an untrained multitude, without any soldier or guide, they were soon put to flight. John Hayward.

    To noble and ignoble, is more sweet
    Untrain’d in arms, where rashness leads not on. John Milton.

    No expert general will bring a company of raw, untrained men into the field; but will, by little bloodless skirmishes, instruct them in the manner of the fight. Decay of Piety.

    Gad not abroad at ev’ry quest and call
    Of an untrained hope or passion:
    To court each place of fortune that doth fall,
    Is wantonness in contemplation. George Herbert.


  1. untrained

    Untrained refers to a person or an animal who lacks the necessary skills, knowledge, or ability in a particular field or activity as they have not received the required training, education, or experience. It can also pertain to something or someone that is not made proficient through practice or discipline.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Untrainedadjective

    not trained

  2. Untrainedadjective

    not trainable; indocile

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Untrained

    un-trānd′, adj. not trained or disciplined.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. untrained

    Not disciplined to exercise or manœuvre.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of untrained in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of untrained in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of untrained in a Sentence

  1. Paula Donovan:

    They're a ragtag collection of untrained, unqualified staff with zero authority to investigate crimes, no idea how to preserve evidence for a trial, and no expertise toquestionany victims of rape, never mind women and children who've been violently sexually abused by the integrated team's fellow U.N. workers.

  2. Dirk Hoogstra:

    Most people think of this time as a bunch of guys in wigs who got in a room and wrote up the Declaration of Independence, but it is so much more than that, i'm not sure people really understand how crazy it was to make the decision they made to go to war with the most powerful military in the world, being untrained and unorganized.

  3. Lawrence Kubie:

    Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing.

  4. Emma Ross:

    We adapted the central nervous system to be OK with not stopping exercise at those( normal) levels, to be more tolerant of high intensity, in an untrained person the system is quite conservative but shifts as you train.

  5. Damion Martins:

    Even at the young age, the heart is a muscle...there are 16-year-olds that can have an enlarged heart from muscle, so it looks like an athlete EKG. It has higher voltage. Pediatricians say this is abnormal, but a sports medicine specialist would say that's the typical pattern of a trained athlete, untrained physicians overcall abnormality and that leads to further testing.

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