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

Examples of uninformative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Google's uninformative responses to Charge 5 issues thus far won't help worries that Fitbit is dying under its new owner and may eventually be totally absorbed by the Google brand. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 31 Jan. 2024 What is the most uninformative statement that people are inclined to make? Agnes Callard, The New Yorker, 24 June 2023 These documents are majestically uninformative. Michael Hiltzikbusiness Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Satellite data was too coarse and aerial photos uninformative. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 21 Mar. 2012 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 14 Jun. 2024.

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