un·​briefed ˌən-ˈbrēft How to pronounce unbriefed (audio)
: not briefed: such as
: not provided with instructions or information in a briefing
The pilots, unbriefed about their mission, flew due east over the Atlantic Ocean for 60 miles.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
: not discussed in a briefing
an unbriefed issue

Examples of unbriefed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even congressional Republicans are unbriefed, caught by surprise by some of the edicts issued daily, or more than daily, by President Donald Trump. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 26 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbriefed was in 1889

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“Unbriefed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbriefed. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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