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 Scrubs were sold at largely unorganized and unpleasant medical supply stores, often somewhere between the wheelchairs and the bed pans. Madeline Berg, Forbes, 27 May 2021 By the time the pandemic spread to the U.S., Parsons' apartment basically became an unorganized backroom of the Met — and her fixation on finding the next item to add to her collection began to spike. Devon Abelman, Allure, 7 May 2021 The spare bedroom had long ago become a knee-high wading pool of paper, said Sandelin, who several years back began packing it all, still unorganized, into dozens of boxes. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2021 Organized workers are also likely to become more politically informed on the job than their unorganized counterparts. Natalie Shure, The New Republic, 6 Apr. 2021 That tells me the Browns weren’t disciplined in their scramble rules and thus unorganized. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, 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, 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, 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, 12 Mar. 2021

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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 13 Jun. 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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