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 That tells me the Browns weren’t disciplined in their scramble rules and thus unorganized. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Why the Browns’ Jarvis Landry is still one of the best slot receivers in the NFL -- Film Review," 31 Mar. 2021 In the absence of such an addition, the work of finding all of the African American remains in museums will be unorganized and inconsistent. Chip Colwell, The Conversation, "US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people," 24 Mar. 2021 The state House remained unorganized and unable to take action the day after Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, was named speaker of the House. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "With federal aid at stake, Alaska Legislature fails to extend COVID-19 state of emergency," 12 Feb. 2021 Although the majority of Myanmar’s 700,000 garment workers remain unorganized, unions have played a significant role in shaping their working conditions. New York Times, "Myanmar’s Defiant Garment Workers Demand That Fashion Pay Attention," 12 Mar. 2021 An unorganized and cluttered kitchen can cause even more anxiety and make the whole meal prep process overwhelming, says Kari Pitts, R.D., L.D.N., at Preg Appetit. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "15 Time-Saving Tips For Eating Healthy When You're Busy," 1 Jan. 2021 The start to the 2020-21 season has been a disaster — turnover-prone, unorganized on offense and uninterested on defense — but at least the Washington Wizards, another winless team, offered some company. Jamal Collier,, "Chicago Bulls earn their 1st win of the season, beating the Washington Wizards 115-107 with 7 players scoring in double figures," 29 Dec. 2020 As a young woman who didn't fit into the gender role society that my family expected of me, my lack of initiative came off as lazy and unorganized. Jennifer Mota,, "Doñas, It’s Time To End The “Y El Novio” Culture," 14 Dec. 2020 The payments and the new dividend formula, along with the rest of the governor’s budget proposal, require the approval of the Alaska Legislature, which remains unorganized and deeply divided. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Gov. Dunleavy proposes almost $5,000 in PFD payments and a special election to guide dividend’s future," 12 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unorganized

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unorganized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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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 unorganized (audio) \

Medical Definition of unorganized

: not organized : lacking order or coherence unorganized delusions

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