undereducated

adjective

un·​der·​ed·​u·​cat·​ed ˌən-dər-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce undereducated (audio)
: poorly educated

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These methods promote true intellectual diversity while still striving to advance the disadvantaged and undereducated. WSJ, 8 Nov. 2022 To be radically inclusive, festivals such as Sundance would have to prioritize poor and undereducated filmmakers over elite ones with college degrees. Sebastian Junger, National Review, 14 Oct. 2022 Third, our servicemen are underpaid, undereducated and underappreciated. WSJ, 24 Oct. 2022 When privileged people of any color make films about disempowered and undereducated communities, as Barbara Kopple did, all the same questions apply. Sebastian Junger, National Review, 14 Oct. 2022 For the poor, undereducated, underemployed characters of Douglas Stuart’s novels, late-20th-century Glasgow is a bleak world that is getting bleaker all the time. Claire Jarvis, The Atlantic, 12 July 2022 The politics of the ebonics panic allowed no space for the broader story, one that began with the problem of poor Black students being underserved and undereducated within the school system. Nicole Hemmer, CNN, 17 Feb. 2022 One reason that persistent pain can go undiagnosed for so long is that health care workers are undereducated about diagnosing and treating pain. Kate M. Nicholson, STAT, 5 Dec. 2021 As a result, the ranks of India’s undereducated masses will swell, stymying attempts to revive and modernize the world’s sixth-largest economy. Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undereducated was in 1848

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“Undereducated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undereducated. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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