un·​in·​formed | \ ˌən-in-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce uninformed (audio) \

Definition of uninformed

: not educated or knowledgeable : not having or based upon information or awareness : not informed an uninformed opinion

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Recent Examples on the Web Scott said the bathroom issue was a red herring conjured up by conservatives to create panic among an uninformed constituency. NBC News, "LGBTQ rights fight reignited 4 years after N.C.'s 'bathroom bill' controversy," 25 Apr. 2016 Some blame the surge in retail trading, and exuberance of uninformed newby traders who have flocked to apps like Robinhood and TD Ameritrade. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "The bonkers IPO market has obscured an important innovation for listings," 23 Dec. 2020 In many cases, callers were uninformed about the CDC protection, Cordova said. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Renters could be cast out of their homes with eviction moratorium set to end Dec. 31," 19 Dec. 2020 Elsewhere, Slater’s zeal to debunk could lead uninformed readers astray. Mike Watson, National Review, "Israel and Her Critics," 3 Dec. 2020 The Electoral College no longer serves a purpose in protecting against uninformed voters in an age of information and protecting states’ rights in a branch of government that doesn’t involve them. Addison Scufsa, Star Tribune, "One clear result of the 2020 election: At last, let's abolish the Electoral College," 10 Nov. 2020 Berinsky divides the population into three groups: people who are correctly informed, people who are uninformed, and people who are actively misinformed. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, "The Deadly Cost of America’s Pandemic Politics," 8 Dec. 2020 Even if the homeowner appears to be incorrect or uninformed, do not steal their time by interrupting. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "HOA Homefront – Embrace open forum!," 16 Nov. 2020 His endorsement of rural sentimentality seems facile and uninformed: That there’s no mention of government farm subsidies is the first indication that the ad, which at first seems nonpartisan, leans into Democratic Party campaign rhetoric. Armond White, National Review, "Make Zack Snyder Nonpartisan Again," 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of uninformed

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uninformed was in 1597

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17 Jan 2021

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“Uninformed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninformed. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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: not having knowledge or information about something : not informed

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