1. [syn: inexperience, rawness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inexperience \In`ex*pe"ri*ence\, n. [L. inexperientia, cf. F.
inexp['e]rience. See In- not, and Experience.]
Absence or lack of experience; lack of personal and
experimental knowledge; as, the inexperience of youth.
Failings which are incident to youth and inexperience.
Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from
inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding
derived from experience; "procedural inexperience created
difficulties"; "their poor behavior was due to the rawness
of the troops" [syn: inexperience, rawness] [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "inexperience":
agnosticism, amateurishness, amateurism, blankmindedness,
callowness, dewiness, disaccustomedness, empty-headedness,
freshness, greenhornism, greenness, hiatus of learning, ignorance,
ignorantism, ignorantness, immaturity, inanity, infancy, innocence,
juiciness, juniority, know-nothingism, knowledge-gap,
lack of information, minority, naivete, naivety, nescience,
newness to, nonage, obscurantism, rawness, sappiness, simpleness,
simplicity, tabula rasa, unaccustomedness, unacquaintance,
unacquaintedness, unconversance, undevelopment, unexperiencedness,
unfamiliarity, unfledgedness, unhabituatedness, unintelligence,
unknowing, unknowingness, unpracticedness, unprofessionalism,
unprofessionalness, unripeness, unsophistication, unwontedness,
vacuity, vacuousness, verdancy