un·​in·​for·​ma·​tive | \ ˌən-in-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv How to pronounce uninformative (audio) \

Definition of uninformative

: not containing or imparting information : not informative an uninformative review

Other Words from uninformative

uninformatively adverb
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Recent Examples on the Web 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 For a glimpse of how uninformative American antibiotic surveillance is, look at how animal-antibiotic data comes to be. Compiling and releasing those stats is governed by a law called the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA). Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, 11 June 2018 If the agencies have their way, for example, the mandatory reviews will be about as useful as the many, many self-congratulatory and typically uninformative reports the agencies already produce and have done for decades. Chris Sagers, Slate Magazine, 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of uninformative

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninformative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninformative. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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