undereducated

adjective

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

Examples of undereducated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The incalculable damage wrought is everywhere: undereducated children, increases in suicides and drug overdoses, a general coarsening of society and intensified political division. Cory Franklin, Twin Cities, 9 Jan. 2024 Generals blame an increasingly overweight, overmedicated and undereducated youth pool. Owen West and Kevin Wallsten, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2023 Lumi felt comfortable enough to reveal that a few record labels had already approached him with offers of $10,000 for an album—an attempt, in Magana’s eyes, to exploit an undereducated teen’s naivete about how the industry really works. WIRED, 19 Oct. 2023 Many people, including those who have vitiligo, are misinformed or undereducated about the condition. Grace Gavilanes, Peoplemag, 15 June 2023 The resultant billions in debt both floated educational institutions and sunk the prospects of undereducated and miseducated students. WSJ, 7 Dec. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 19 Jun. 2024.

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