unassimilated

adjective
un·​as·​sim·​i·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈsi-mə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unassimilated (audio) \

Definition of unassimilated

: not assimilated: such as
a : not absorbed into the culture or mores of a population or group unassimilated immigrants
b : not thoroughly comprehended unassimilated facts
c : not absorbed or utilized as nourishment unassimilated nutrients

Examples of unassimilated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And while these illustrations can be helpful counterpoints to the depictions of unassimilated job-stealers, there is also an implication that compassion toward them must be earned through achievement, like merit badges. Dan Greene, SI.com, "Abdulai Bundu Wants You to Know the Price and Payoff of an Immigration Success Story," 31 Jan. 2018 When that motivation is weak or absent, conservatives see an unassimilated migration, resulting in chronic mutual hatred and violence, as a perfectly plausible outcome. Yoram Hazony, WSJ, "Is ‘Classical Liberalism’ Conservative?," 13 Oct. 2017 Kane’s role as an unassimilated immigrant wife in Joan Micklin Silver’s Hester Street had already earned her an Oscar nomination Donald Liebenson, HWD, "The Annie Hall That Might Have Been: Inside Woody Allen’s Anhedonia," 20 Apr. 2017 Millions of unassimilated immigrants have made a mockery of the dreamy multiculturalism preached by people living comfortably insulated from the influx. George F. Will, The Denver Post, "Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?," 29 Apr. 2017 Millions of unassimilated immigrants have made a mockery of the dreamy multiculturalism preached by people living comfortably insulated from the influx. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?," 27 Apr. 2017 Millions of unassimilated immigrants have made a mockery of the dreamy multiculturalism preached by people living comfortably insulated from the influx. George F. Will, The Mercury News, "Will: Will France elect a Gallic Barack Obama?," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of unassimilated

1749, in the meaning defined above

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“Unassimilated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unassimilated. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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