What does the word unlearned mean?

Usage examples for unlearned

  1. In this last work the author refers to a few notes, which completely destroy the theory of gravitation in terms " perfectly intelligible as well to the unlearned as to the learned": to me they are quite unintelligible, which rather tends to confirm a notion I have long had, that I am neither one thing nor the other. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  2. He said, moreover: " I was confident that there was no religious sect or denomination which would suit the capacity of the colored people so well as the Methodist, for the plain, simple Gospel suits best for any people, for the unlearned can understand, and the learned are sure to understand; and the reason that the Methodists are so successful in the awakening and the conversion of the colored people, is the plain doctrine which they preach and having a good discipline." – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  3. The remorse of Mildred is the remorse of innocence, the anguish of one wholly unlearned in the dark colours of guilt. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden