: lacking complete or sufficient information about a subject
If people depend on it for all or most of their information, they are woefully underinformed because we leave stuff out.Av Westin

Examples of underinformed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your supervisor may be underinformed of your work activity. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2023 In the segment, a well-meaning but underinformed field producer’s mother, Bootsie Plunkett, travels to the Bronx to learn a little bit more about the importance of Black Lives Matter. Chris Murphy, Vulture, 27 Feb. 2021 Activists say that shame and lack of outreach have silenced those who contracted the illness and have left many at-risk populations mis- or underinformed. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 28 July 2022 Those four clusters of concern, in turn, splintered further, depending on the subgroup, with Republican, Democratic, conservative, liberal, religious, nonreligious, informed, underinformed, rural and urban people having distinct takes on the issue. David Montgomery, Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 The collaboration among the three organizations has the common goal of focusing on pushing the underserved and underinformed towards the polls, according to the release. Shelby Stewart, Houston Chronicle, 2 Sep. 2020 This is why my utterly underinformed opinion is that the biggest advances will come not from nanotechnology, but from synthetic biology. Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 19 Sep. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underinformed was in 1853

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“Underinformed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underinformed. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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