un·​in·​for·​ma·​tive ˌən-in-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv How to pronounce uninformative (audio)
: not containing or imparting information : not informative
an uninformative review
uninformatively adverb
prattled on uninformatively

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web No one could accuse Ms. Warren of being uninformative. Henry Hitchings, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2022 For a test which is completely uninformative (like flipping a proverbial coin), sensitivity + specificity will total 1 (100%). Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 7 Nov. 2017 The problem with Patient Zero - spot-on post by Cassie Willyard about false uninformative narratives Science/news/writing This is an old but stunning profile of Bob Langer by Helen Pearson. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 24 Jan. 2012 This highlights how uninformative such community risk levels are for individuals, and why better communication is needed to help people protect themselves. Sheldon H. Jacobson, STAT, 8 July 2022 The crux of the problem is the highly uninformative disclosure that companies provide on the useful lives of their property plant and equipment. Shivaram Rajgopal, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2021 This was a woefully uninformative approach to examining the history of black political debate—and the likely source of today’s proliferation of Moseses in the black political imagination. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, 17 Feb. 2021 The lab doesn’t sequence the entire DNA molecule, much of which is repetitious and uninformative, but maps about a million key locations. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 The report does not bother to explain much further, instead simply offering a few equally uninformative, two-bit quotes from other CVE voices. Sam Westrop, National Review, 3 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uninformative was in 1837

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“Uninformative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninformative. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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