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.

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Kendall's comments come about three months after both Hulu and Netflix released incriminating documentaries revealing the corrupt and unorganized preparations behind Fyre Festival, which was spearheaded by entrepreneur Billy McFarland. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Responds to Her Fyre Festival Involvement for the First Time," 3 Apr. 2019 But give the VideoBank a stream of unorganized data, and the creators promise organized information. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Drones of Tomorrow Have a Data Problem," 11 May 2017 The first is a rather unorganized blob of convection previously associated with a tropical wave of energy at the surface. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "From Houston to Corpus Christi, torrential rain may fall at times for days," 18 June 2018 The director of the Massachusetts Historical Society told the Globe in 2004 that Boston’s early street layout was simply unorganized. Martin Finucane,, "Boston’s streets do go in all sorts of directions. These charts prove it," 12 July 2018 Opposition to hands-free bans has been unorganized or muted, but there is some. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "You can't stream video while driving, more states decide as distracted driving deaths rise," 28 June 2018 All of a sudden Russia is on the front foot, and Spain’s defense looks unorganized. Russian corner coming up. Andrew Das, New York Times, "That Roar You Heard Was From Russia. Its Team Sent Spain Packing.," 3 July 2018 Opposition parties, who were long accused of being weak and unorganized, ran credible and competitive campaigns that energized millions of voters. Amanda Sloat, Time, "Why Turkey's Election Result Matters to America," 25 June 2018 Adelson’s crusade against online betting shows how the political market for regulations usually works: small and organized groups typically outmaneuver large and unorganized groups, such as individual consumers. Matthew Mitchell, star-telegram, "'This is a moral issue': Sports wagering has an unlikely foe | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of unorganized

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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