Synonyms for Neophyte:

n.

the uninitiated, workie, protege, study at amateur. novitiate, start, tyro, rookie, tenderfoot, abecedarian. amateur (noun)
layman, initiate, apprentice, lay person, beginner, dilettante, nonprofessional, novice, amateur, greenhorn.
beginner (noun)
newcomer, trainee, tyro, tenderfoot, freshman, apprentice, amateur, novice, rookie, fledgling, abecedarian, greenhorn.
inexperienced person (noun)
greenhorn.
learner (noun)
scholar, pupil, disciple, freshman, trainee, student, learner.
neophyte (noun)
freshman, fledgling, catechumen, entrant, starter, newcomer, fledgeling.
newcomer (noun)
tenderfoot.
novitiate (noun)
freshman.

Other synonyms:

rookie, abecedarian. tyro, tenderfoot. novitiate. Other relevant words:
start, protege, tenderfoot, rookie, novitiate, fledgeling, entrant, tyro, newcomer, abecedarian, catechumen, fledgling, starter, workie.

Usage examples for neophyte

  1. Admitted to the sacred table, the neophyte was received as the guest of the community and became a brother among brothers. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  2. Suddenly he would learn that the poor neophyte had been led astray by the sight of a bottle of brandy, and that he had to begin again from the beginning. – The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval by A. Leblond de Brumath