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

Definition of uninformed

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

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Recent Examples on the Web People with psychiatric illness suffer from several unfair disadvantages, some of which are the result of people’s uninformed and intolerant attitudes. Jack Bragen, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Those of us with psychiatric illness deserve opportunity," 11 July 2019 More recent polls have revealed that similarly uninformed sentiments remain. Wired, "Red Flag Laws Are Red Herrings of Gun Control," 9 Sep. 2019 University spokesman Tim Doty tells CBS MoneyWatch that uninformed parties have contacted the university president's office and its board of trustees in hopes of reaching Purdue Pharma execs. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Purdue University must remind people it has no ties to Purdue Pharma," 3 Sep. 2019 On the flip side, small-ticket investments could mean exposing financially uninformed investors to the risks of mutual funds. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Paytm Money is eyeing even less-savvy Indian investors with Rs100 mutual fund plans," 6 Aug. 2019 Unfortunately, generations from now could be as naively uninformed as those plantation owners were 200 years ago. Pat Lenhoff, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Cancellation of Civil War Days in Lake County erases a vital history lesson. It needs to be restored.," 17 July 2019 Though Turkey’s electoral board released examples of ballots showing what counts as a vote for an alliance or a party, voters remain uninformed. Washington Post, "A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan’s power," 22 June 2018 The absence of local news risks uninformed American citizens, and the spread of disinformation by those looking to sow discord. Heidi Legg For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Billionaires are saving journalism. Yes, that's right," 9 July 2019 After 1945, though, the Immaculata mysteriously disappeared from display in San Diego, and the general public was uninformed as to its whereabouts. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Historic icon returns to Old Town after 75-year absence," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of uninformed

1597, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2019

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The first known use of uninformed was in 1597

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English Language Learners Definition of uninformed

: not having knowledge or information about something : not informed

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to spread as a report or rumor

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