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Synonyms for novice
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. novitiate, novice(noun)

    someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows

    Synonyms:
    tyro, tiro, beginner, noviciate, initiate, novitiate

  2. novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate(noun)

    someone new to a field or activity

    Synonyms:
    savant, pundit, father, founding father, founder, learned person, initiate, enlightened, novitiate, beginner, tyro, tiro

Wiktionary

  1. novice(noun)

    Synonyms:
    newbie, amateur, greenhorn, newling, learner, neophyte

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. novice

    Etymologically, the amateur is one who loves, the connoisseur one who knows. In usage, the term amateur is applied to one who pursues any study or art simply from the love of it; the word carries a natural implication of superficialness, tho marked excellence is at times attained by amateurs. A connoisseur is supposed to be so thoroughly informed regarding any art or work as to be able to criticize or select intelligently and authoritatively; there are many incompetent critics, but there can not, in the true sense, be an incompetent connoisseur. The amateur practises to some extent that in regard to which he may not be well informed; the connoisseur is well informed in regard to that which he may not practise at all. A novice or tyro may be a professional; an amateur never is; the amateur may be skilled and experienced as the novice or tyro never is. Dilettante, which had originally the sense of amateur, has to some extent come to denote one who is superficial, pretentious, and affected, whether in theory or practise.

    Synonyms:
    amateur, connoisseur, critic, dilettante, tyro

    Preposition:
    An amateur in art.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. novice(n.)

    Synonyms:
    probationer

  2. novice(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tyro, beginner, learner

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. novice(n)

    Synonyms:
    tyro, probationer, proselyte, convert, novitiate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    beginner, news

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How to use novice in a sentence?

  1. Eric Teoh:

    An 18-year-old novice is probably more prepared maturity-wise than a 16-year-old novice.

  2. Charoenpol Rattanaweerachon:

    I think he helped the children a lot, being a novice monk for 10 years.

  3. United States:

    Appointing Sitharaman, who was until not so long ago a political novice and an outsider, sends all the right signals. It also speaks volumes of her capability and potential, as winning Modi's trust is never easy.

  4. David Peyton:

    It becomes obvious why novice users, people who've never smoked before, find it easy to try San Francisco-based Juul, and once you try it, you're getting dosed with a high concentration of nicotine.

  5. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Not everyone who plays knows the rules and neither the One who watches the game is a novice, Grow Up!


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