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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And then there’s just hoping your friends or spouse are rather oblivious—both woefully uninformed about cosmetic procedures overall and/or just not that observant of the lines, sags, and spots of other peoples’ looks. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "The Stealthy Lies People Tell to Cover up Their Plastic Surgery," 26 Feb. 2019 The president blurts many irresponsible and uninformed things. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "Beijing’s ‘Trojan chips’ present a risk to more than corporations," 9 Oct. 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of uninformed

: not having knowledge or information about something : not informed

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