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Having little experience or a low level of education

inexperienced

adjective

lacking experience

uneducated

adjective

not having had much education

untrained

adjective

not trained to do a particular job

unqualified

adjective

not having the education or experience to do a particular job

illiterate

adjective

someone who is illiterate cannot read or write

uninitiated

adjective

lacking knowledge or experience of something

unskilled

adjective

working at a job that does not need much education, training, or experience

untried

adjective

with no experience of a particular kind of work and therefore possibly not very good

be unused to (doing) something

to not have much experience of something and not be sure about how to react or behave

scholar

noun

if someone is not a scholar or is no scholar, they have not studied much in their lives

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