un·​evolved ˌən-i-ˈvälvd How to pronounce unevolved (audio)
: not evolved: such as
: not fully developed
an unevolved wine
: lacking cultural refinement : unenlightened

Examples of unevolved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unevolved star, called J0815+4729, is located 7,500 light-years away in the halo of the Milky Way and likely formed just 300 million years after the Big Bang, some 13.5 billion years ago. Jake Parks, Discover Magazine, 5 Feb. 2018 There is seemingly no corner of day-to-day operations that has remained untouched and unevolved, from sophisticated strategic planning to pragmatic custodial logistics. Michael Timmes, Forbes, 17 May 2021 But the elements of high-school life that the show seems so anxious to emphasize as terrifying and current are also the ones that feel most unevolved from the long history of stories about adolescence. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 11 Mar. 2021 Your first thought will be: Ugh, what kind of unevolved, sicko human being would do that? Julia Black, Esquire, 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, 8 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unevolved was circa 1775

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“Unevolved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unevolved. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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