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Definition of the verb unlearn

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verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
primarily used in British Englishunlearntunlearntunlearningunlearns

  1. try to forget; put out of one's memory or knowledge
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: bury / forget = dismiss from the mind
  2. discard something previously learnt, like an old habit

Alternative definition of the verb unlearn


  1. [transitive] To discard the knowledge of.


  1. "Unlearn" is an album released in 2000 by the Youngblood Brass Band.
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  4. "Unlearn" is a musical album of Psykosonik.
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  5. "Unlearn" is a musical single of Psykosonik.

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Google previewDigital Entrepreneurship and Global Innovation (2016)

by Hosu, Ioan, Iancu, Ioana

Learn to unlearn is a skill easy for millennials. • Leadership: Who directs a project stimulating people ́s creativity (Zarate, 2015). To mobilize people is an art from which those who lead must learn strategies in order to have more followers.

Google previewThe American-style University at Large (2012)

by Kathryn L. Kleypas, James I. McDougall

Learning to unlearn is a decolonial endeavor in two senses: it is necessary to simultaneously decolonize imperial education and work towards decolonial education. Since the European Renaissance and European colonial expansion in the ...

Google previewHow I Became a Quant (2011)

Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite by Richard R. Lindsey, Barry Schachter

The second attitude to unlearn is the assumption that the failure of people to understand what you are saying proves how smart you are. In academia, one only cares what the other ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1799)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers : to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

Antisthenes, being asked of one, what learning was most necessary for man's life 2 answered, To unlearn that which is naught. Bacon. This were to imply, that all books in being should be destroyed; and that all the age should take new pairis ...

Google previewEtymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1879)

by James Stormonth

unlearn, v. йп-lërn', to forget...

ignorant; not instructed; not gained by study : unlearn edly, ad. unleavened, a. йп-lëv'-nd. not fermented, as bread.

Google previewE.'s New Spelling and English Dictionary ... To which is prefixed a ... Grammar ... By W. Crakelt (1795)

by John ENTICK, William CRAKELT

to forget, lofe, let flip, let go, undo Unlearn'ed, a. not learned, ignorant, gross, heavy ...

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The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early. (Seneca)
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Scrabble value of U1N1L1E1A1R1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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