What is another word for untaught?

Pronunciation: [ʌntˈɔːt] (IPA)

Synonyms for the word "untaught" include untrained, uneducated, ignorant, inexperienced, unschooled, unversed, uninstructed, unlearned, unenlightened, and unskilled. These words describe a lack of formal education or training in a particular subject or skill set. While some people may view being untaught as a negative trait, it is important to recognize that not all individuals have had equal access to education and training opportunities. Additionally, many successful individuals have proven that being self-taught can lead to great accomplishments. Ultimately, whether or not someone is considered untaught should not be the sole determining factor of their intelligence or potential.

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What are the hypernyms for Untaught?

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

What are the opposite words for untaught?

The antonyms for the word "untaught" are "educated," "instructed," "enlightened," "trained," and "knowledgeable." These words indicate an individual who has acquired a certain level of knowledge, experience, and expertise in a particular subject or field. An educated individual has received formal schooling in a variety of subjects while an instructed individual may have received informal training or guidance. An enlightened person understands the complexities of the world and has a deep understanding of various subjects. A trained individual has received specialized training, while a knowledgeable person has acquired information through education, experience, or research. Each of these antonyms highlights the importance of learning, instruction, and the acquisition of knowledge.

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Usage examples for Untaught

Small wonder the untaught girl beside him found the merely physical charm of him fascinating.
"Brand Blotters"
William MacLeod Raine
Though the reflections of an untaught youth of seventeen cannot be striking, yet, as they were purely natural, permit me to describe them.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)"
William Hutton
He did feel compassion; the wave which swept him as the pleading, untaught tones came to him was almost protecting.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Untaught

  • Instinct is untaught ability.
    Alexander Bain
  • Adams proclaimed that in the last synthesis, order and anarchy were one, but that the unity was chaos. As anarchist, conservative and Christian, he had no motive or duty but to attain the end; and, to hasten it, he was bound to accelerate progress; to concentrate energy; to accumulate power; to multiply and intensify forces; to reduce friction, increase velocity and magnify momentum, partly because this was the mechanical law of the universe as science explained it; but partly also in order to get done with the present which artists and some others complained of; and finally — and chiefly — because a rigorous philosophy required it, in order to penetrate the beyond, and satisfy man's destiny by reaching the largest synthesis in its ultimate contradiction. Of course the untaught critic instantly objected that this scheme was neither conservative, Christian, nor anarchic, but such objection meant only that the critic should begin his education in any infant school in order to learn that anarchy which should be logical would cease to be anarchic. To the conservative Christian anarchist, the amiable doctrines of Kropotkin were sentimental ideas of Russian mental inertia covered with the name of anarchy merely to disguise their innocence.
    Henry Adams
  • Many branches of knowledge exist in our world that are unknown to theory and untaught in schools.
    Alexander Bryan Johnson
  • As centuries of dictators have known, an illiterate crowd is easiest to rule; since the craft of reading cannot be untaught once it has been acquired, the second-best recourse is to limit its scope.
    Alberto Manguel

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