Definition of untaught in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈtôt/


1(Of a person) not trained by teaching: she is totally untaught and will not listen
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  • An untaught genius (the obscure expressionist sources that critics find for his films are just nonsense), he was betrayed by the art form that he helped to revolutionise.
  • This call will be joined by the parents and others if children are being left untaught and unsupervised while teachers go about their personal affairs.
  • It is human nature, for the untaught and unintelligent, to abuse power when they get the chance.
1.1Not acquired by teaching; natural or spontaneous: by untaught instinct they know that scent means food
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  • In a regular column for the BMJ he articulated many of the untaught and unappreciated immeasurables of general practice.
  • You absorb the mostly unwritten and untaught rules for what to call people as you exit toddlerhood and proceed toward adulthood.
  • We presumed only that they would want students to understand their fields in depth and develop an ability to use ideas in new, untaught contexts.

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Syllabification: un·taught

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