uneducated

adjective
un·​ed·​u·​cat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce uneducated (audio) \

Definition of uneducated

: having or showing little or no formal schooling : not educated Owing to my father being left an orphan at the age of six years, in poverty, and in a new country, he became a wholly uneducated man.— Abraham Lincoln an uneducated attitude

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Examples of uneducated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The people who are reacting negatively that to this are uneducated and uninformed. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Gal Gadot cast as Cleopatra, draws criticism as 'very bland looking' Israeli playing the queen of Egypt," 12 Oct. 2020 These measures disproportionately affected women, especially women of color, who were more likely than men to be poor and uneducated. Jennifer M. Piscopo, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Women Vote: Separating Myth From Reality," 6 Oct. 2020 Many are both uneducated and products of the Jim Crow South. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "‘The 24th’ is a sobering history lesson for today," 22 Aug. 2020 Americans who are old, white, uneducated, unemployed, and live in someone else’s house at no cost to themselves are especially unlikely to wear face masks. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Findings," 15 Sep. 2020 Many are both uneducated and products of the Jim Crow South. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "‘The 24th’ is a sobering history lesson for today," 22 Aug. 2020 Duch recruited poor, uneducated teenagers from rural areas and indoctrinated them to interrogate, torture and ultimately kill prisoners without mercy. Washington Post, "Kaing Khek Iev, Khmer Rouge security chief known as ‘Brother Duch,’ dies at 77," 2 Sep. 2020 But between uneducated customers, skyrocketing prices for kitchen and sanitizing supplies, and increasingly demanding landlords, reopening has been tough, Yilmaz said. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "‘It feels like we’re blocked at every turn’: With threats of $10,000 fines for COVID-19 violations, some restaurants say the punishment doesn’t fit the crime," 31 Aug. 2020 Many are both uneducated and products of the Jim Crow South. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "‘The 24th’ is a sobering history lesson for today," 22 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of uneducated

1598, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Uneducated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneducated. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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uneducated

adjective
How to pronounce uneducated (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of uneducated

: having or showing little or no formal schooling : not educated

uneducated

adjective
un·​ed·​u·​cat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd \

Kids Definition of uneducated

1 : lacking in education and especially schooling
2 : based on little or no knowledge or fact an uneducated guess

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