un·​evolved | \ ˌən-i-ˈvälvd How to pronounce unevolved (audio) , -ˈvȯlvd \

Definition of unevolved

: not evolved: such as
a : not fully developed an unevolved wine
b : lacking cultural refinement : unenlightened

Examples of unevolved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your first thought will be: Ugh, what kind of unevolved, sicko human being would do that? Julia Black, Esquire, "Ingrid Goes West Proves That You Can Make a Compelling Movie About Instagram," 11 Aug. 2017 The dust consisted of tiny grains of carbon, silicon and aluminum — an austere and unevolved version of the same stuff under your fingernails, and in the dust bunnies under your bed. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "Our Universe’s Very Dusty Early, Early Beginnings," 8 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unevolved

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Unevolved.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unevolved. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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