What is another word for greenhorn?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈiːnhɔːn] (IPA)

Greenhorn is a word used to describe a novice or inexperienced person. Some synonyms for greenhorn include novice, beginner, newcomer, neophyte, rookie, amateur, apprentice, and tenderfoot. These words all indicate a lack of experience or skill in a particular area. However, some of these synonyms may be more appropriate than others depending on the situation. For instance, calling someone a tenderfoot may be appropriate when referring to someone who is new to hiking or camping, while using the term apprentice may be more appropriate when referring to someone who is learning a trade. Regardless of the synonym used, it is important to remember that everyone starts as a greenhorn and with time and practice, can become an expert.

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What are the hypernyms for Greenhorn?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for greenhorn?

Greenhorn, a term used to describe someone who is inexperienced or new to a particular task or situation, has several antonyms. Some of the opposite words of greenhorn are expert, professional, veteran, specialist, and skilled. An expert is someone who has mastered a skill or knowledge in a particular field. A professional is someone who has been trained and is qualified in a specific career or job. A veteran is someone who has a long experience or knowledge of certain subject, while a specialist is someone who has specialized knowledge in a particular area. Lastly, a skilled person is someone who possesses the necessary knowledge, talent, and experience to perform a particular task with ease and proficiency.

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Usage examples for Greenhorn

He must be able to talk to a greenhorn, with fine shoulders and a needle-shaped head, until that greenhorn would pick up the ball and take it through a Sioux war dance to get away from the conversation.
"At Good Old Siwash"
George Fitch
Of course it was a pretty greenhorn trick, but I guess no harm will come of it.
"Riders of the Silences"
Max Brand
Down here in the service, where different grades in rank exist, it is necessary to keep the fresh greenhorn in his place.
"Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis"
H. Irving Hancock

Famous quotes with Greenhorn

  • The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • While I was shooting for Kahaani …I got a call from the director of Coffee House – Gurbir Singh. He asked me whether I was ready to take up a role in his film. Not many people are aware that Gurbirji was the person who offered me my first role in television – for a show called Dastoor. Those days I was a greenhorn, but still he had faith in my capabilities and offered me the role. Since the offer of Coffee House came from him, I definitely had to give it a good thought. Plus, many times it has happened in my life – and perhaps in everyone's life – while talking to someone about a project, an instinct tells you that it is something good for you. There may apparently be no rhyme or reason, but you do sense an inner voice telling you that it will be good. I got the same feeling with this film. Plus my saying yes also meant me saying thank you to him for restoring his faith in me.
    Sakshi Tanwar

Related words: newbies, inexperienced person, novice, beginner, newbie (slang), greenhorn (slang), beginner's luck, noob

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