Definition of inexperience noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnɪkˈspɪəriəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnɪkˈspɪriəns//
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lack of knowledge and experience His mistake was due to youth and inexperience. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French inexpérience, from late Latin inexperientia, from in- (expressing negation) + experientia ‘experience’.Extra examples He put his mistakes down to= believed they were caused by his inexperience. Her inexperience in politics did not show as she debated with the other candidates. She showed her inexperience by asking lots of trivial questions. The team’s defensive errors were down to inexperience. The team’s defensive errors were down to= a result of their inexperience. They made mistakes because of their inexperience. inexperience in teaching Despite her relative inexperience, she has shown herself to be a highly competent manager. Her mistakes were largely due to her youth and inexperience. I’m afraid that in this instance the player’s inexperience showed. The debate was only marred by the inexperience of the main speakers.
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