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

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  • a UK /ʌnɪnˈɪʃi.eɪtɪd/


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


person of thing that has not been initiated


  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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