inexperienced

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. green, raw, untrained, fresh; naive. See unskillfulness, youth.Ant., experienced, sophisticated.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. unused, unaccustomed, unhabituated, unadapted, unskilled, untrained, unlicensed, untried, undeveloped, naive, unsophisticated, amateur, untutored, unschooled, unpracticed, inexpert, inefficient, fresh, unversed, ignorant, innocent, uninformed, callow, unacquainted, undisciplined, new, immature, unripe, tender, unseasoned, green, raw, verdant, youthful, beardless, chaste, virgin, wet behind the ears*, tenderfoot*, soft*; see also incompetent , young 2 .
Ant. experienced*, seasoned, hardened.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
green, unseasoned, unfamiliar, unschooled, virgin, unfledged, immature, innocent, young, untrained, raw, callow, ignorant, *wet behind the ears, rookie, naive, unsophisticated.
ANT.: practiced, veteran, seasoned, sophisticated
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking experience and the knowledge gained from it: green, inexpert, raw, uninitiate, uninitiated, unpracticed, unseasoned, untried, unversed. See ABILITY.

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