uninitiated

[ UK /ˌʌnɪnˈɪʃɪˌe‍ɪtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˌəniˈnɪʃiˌeɪtɪd, ˌənɪˈnɪʃiˌeɪtɪd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. not initiated; deficient in relevant experience
    he took part in the experiment as a naive subject
    it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes
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How To Use uninitiated In A Sentence

  • To the uninitiated, Orkney's Scapa Flow harbour is one square mile of untroubled, glassy water.
  • On the other hand, he is fond of the kind of design analysis that leaves the uninitiated wishing he would speak in plain English, in terms the layman can understand.
  • I get as many tickets as I can to each show I attend and dole them out to the uninitiated.
  • We who are uninitiated in Morecambe and Wise may find the new duo more ham than wise, although still intermittently funny.
  • With only one room at our disposal it would seem to the uninitiated that the accommodation of the homestead must have been strained to bursting point; but "out-bush" every man carries a "bluey" and a mosquito net in his swag, and as the hosts slept under the verandah, and the guests on the garden paths, or in their camps among the forest trees, spare rooms would only have been superfluous. We of the Never-Never
  • For the uninitiated, most ground forces still employ a final fail-safe method for testing the air before giving the ‘all clear’ message to soldiers wearing their gas masks.
  • First, a primer for the uninitiated: Similar to racquetball, squash is played in a four-walled court, and the ball is smacked against the front wall.
  • Artists will not reveal sacred meanings of designs to the uninitiated.
  • To the uninitiated, for whom the idea of cacti and succulents is a ball cactus and a common hens-and-chicks succulent, delving headlong into these fascinating worlds is a bit akin to disappearing down the rabbit hole in "Alice in Wonderland. SFGate: Top News Stories
  • In some places hummus is topped with cooked lamb mince, which is utterly delicious - though mutton is often used instead, and to the uninitiated this can be a rather strong flavour.
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