(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. unlettered, rude, boorish, uneducated, ignorant, illiterate, clownish, untutored, untaught, unread, savage, uncivilized, doltish, crass, half-taught, half-educated, uninitiated, ill-bred, unversed, uninstructed, unguided, unenlightened, benighted, dull, misguided, empty, unaccomplished, backward, superficial, pedantic, low-brow*.
Ant. learned, educated, adept.
See Synonym Study at ignorant .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Without education or knowledge: ignorant, illiterate, nescient, uneducated, uninstructed, unschooled, untaught. See KNOWLEDGE. 2. Lacking the requisite scholarship or instruction: unscholarly, unstudious. See KNOWLEDGE.

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