un·​or·​ga·​nized | \ ˌən-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce unorganized (audio) \

Definition of unorganized

1 : not organized: such as
a : not brought into a coherent or well-ordered whole
b : not belonging to a labor union
2 : not having the characteristics of a living organism

Examples of unorganized in a Sentence

These industries usually employ unorganized workers.
Recent Examples on the Web While Teigen’s groceries weren’t too unorganized prior to the pantry makeover, Safford’s containers and storage arrangements took them to next-level tidiness. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Neat Freaks Will Appreciate How Organized Chrissy Teigen’s Pantry Is," 4 Feb. 2020 Leaving an unorganized mess will not be appreciated. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plan ahead when downsizing for a smoother, happier transition to your new home," 16 Jan. 2020 The Browns went 6-10 and looked unorganized and undisciplined in the process. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Cleveland Browns’ instability starts at the top with ownership’s flavor-of-the-month approach," 31 Dec. 2019 In a battle between two teams who appear destined for the basement of the Mountain West Conference, CSU and UNM performed as expected through two quarters –– alarmingly unorganized. Eddie Herz, The Denver Post, "CSU breaks four-game skid with 35-21 victory at New Mexico," 11 Oct. 2019 And there is already a large, unorganized e-rickshaw market in India’s northern states, which Ola can benefit from. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Ola’s electric mobility dreams get real," 18 Sep. 2019 The tornado hit Maine around 5:40 p.m. and damaged parts of Kossuth Township, an unorganized territory in Washington County, the NWS said in a statement. Alyssa Lukpat,, "EF1 tornado in Maine brings wind gusts up to 90 mph," 15 Aug. 2019 The area -- which has been plagued by vagrancy, high crime rates and unsanitary conditions almost since its development in the 1880s -- is an unorganized collection of warehouses, wholesale storefronts and decaying low-rent hotels. Andrew O'reilly | Fox News, Fox News, "LA push to develop Skid Row prompts new clashes in California's homeless crisis," 14 July 2019 Many of the Rapids’ problems from the past few games — lack of open-play goals, little possession time and unorganized attacks — were more apparent because of the final result against New England. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Analysis: Looking back at the Rapids’ improbable seven-match unbeaten streak," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of unorganized

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Feb 2020

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“Unorganized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unorganized

: not arranged in an orderly way
: not part of a formal organization (such as a labor union)


variants: also British unorganised \ -​ˈȯr-​gə-​ˌnīzd How to pronounce unorganised (audio) \

Medical Definition of unorganized

: not organized : lacking order or coherence unorganized delusions

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