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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For the uninformed, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art focused on grappling, ground fighting, wrestling and submissions. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "How did Seahawks pass-rusher Jacob Martin prepare for his rookie season? Jiu-jitsu.," 28 Nov. 2018 Being uninformed is not like being green-eyed or Italian or a vampire. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why You Need to Vote—Even If You Don't Want To," 3 Nov. 2018 Many have been riddled with scientific errors, uninformed by history or lacking in nuance and clarity when discussing interpretations of patterns of human genetic variation. Jennifer Raff, New York Times, "In an Age of Gene Editing and Surrogacy, What Does Heredity Mean?," 31 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of uninformed

1597, in the meaning defined above

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