uneducated

adjective un·ed·u·cat·ed \ ˌən-ˈe-jə-ˌkā-təd \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of uneducated

1598

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UNEDUCATED Defined for Kids

uneducated

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

Definition of uneducated for Students

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


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