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Dictionary Definition

uninitiated adj : not initiated; deficient in relevant experience; "it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes" [syn: uninitiate]

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English

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ʌnɪnˈɪʃi.eɪtɪd/

Adjective

  1. Describing someone who, or something which, has not been initiated.

Translations

person of thing that has not been initiated

Noun

uninitiated
  1. In the context of "plurale tantum|usually as “the uninitiated”": Those who have not be initiated into the secrets of something; outsiders collectively.
    His jargon-filled talk was gibberish to the uninitiated but clear and concise to practitioners.

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