Definition of unpractised in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈpraktɪst/
(US unpracticed)


1Not trained or experienced: to the unpractised eye, the result might appear a hotchpotch
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  • Then we see skilled skaters perform a thirty foot rail-grind down a huge concrete stairway; we watch them laugh as Knoxville, obviously unskilled and unpracticed, takes a header into the sidewalk attempting the same thing.
  • I wrote various things for newspapers afterwards and I was totally ignorant and unpracticed.
  • It is most important (and many unpractised performers fall down here) to relocate to a simply awful site - at the very least, a desperately uncomfortable sofa but, ideally, under a thin towel on the hard, freezing floor of the bathroom.
1.1Not often done before; not rehearsed or practised: an unpractised improvisation
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  • The diaries are at the heart of much of this continuing interest, even when perhaps not obviously so, because of their dogged frankness about Mann's yearning and unpractised homosexuality.
  • While no one disputes Ahola's ability to lift 900 pounds, some have found his performance refreshingly unpracticed, others off-puttingly amateurish.
  • Now if we feel compelled to write in longhand we are embarrassed by the unpractised scrawl that we see appearing on the page in front of us.

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