un·​in·​formed | \ˌən-in-ˈfȯrmd \

Definition of uninformed 

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

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Following the Kimmel interview, Twitter quickly took Kardashian to task, calling her uninformed and pointing out policies the Trump administration has initiated that deserve scrutiny, including the separation of children at the border. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Kim Kardashian Faces Backlash After Claiming She Has 'Nothing Bad to Say' About Donald Trump," 31 July 2018 Though Turkey's electoral board released examples of ballots showing what counts as a vote for an alliance or a party, voters remain uninformed. Zeynep Bilginsoy, Fox News, "A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power," 22 June 2018 Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff, came in first in the March primary but has lost endorsements to White because of her uninformed or vague answers to pressing questions. Peggy Fikac, San Antonio Express-News, "Debate is high stakes for Valdez, White in race for governor," 6 May 2018 Perhaps Fred is able to get away with saying that Luke is uninformed, because not much is actually known about Gilead. refinery29.com, "The Handmaid's Tale," 13 June 2018 Trump is uninterested in the adverse consequences that result from hasty and uninformed foreign-policy decision-making. Nicholas Zimmerman, Daily Intelligencer, "Why Washington Insiders Decide to Leak," 16 May 2018 His unapologetic and uninformed verbal assaults on Muslims and blacks have energized white supremacists. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "Standing up to hate: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shows how it’s done," 28 Feb. 2018 Sergeant Smit, a 39-year veteran of the national police force, rang a few doorbells and yelled some questions to curious but uninformed residents. Christopher F. Schuetze, New York Times, "When Animals Are at Risk, Special Netherlands Police Force Defends Them," 29 Jan. 2018 To date, virtually everything that's been written by D.C. media has been false, uninformed and unsourced, and Governor Ducey won't comment on any aspect of this. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "Ducey's office: 'Obsession' with who will get McCain's Senate seat is 'disgraceful'," 30 May 2018

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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