un·​in·​formed ˌən-in-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce uninformed (audio)
: not educated or knowledgeable : not having or based upon information or awareness : not informed
an uninformed opinion

Examples of uninformed in a Sentence

the mayor is clearly uninformed when it comes to the state of the city's schools
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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninformed was in 1597

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“Uninformed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninformed. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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