un·​or·​ga·​nized ˌən-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce unorganized (audio)
: not organized: such as
: not brought into a coherent or well-ordered whole
: not belonging to a labor union
: 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 Others questioned how effective a boycott would be considering the citywide warehouses already stocked with supplies, entryways into the city by air and rail and all the trucking companies that won't observe an unorganized strike., 20 Feb. 2024 Anyone who has shopped for tech components, be it for NAS, PC building, or a maker's project, knows how tedious, unorganized, and unreliable relevant commerce sites can be. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 21 Mar. 2023 The website includes a history of the labor movement in the U.S. and information about joining an existing local union, as well as resources and a Google Form for unorganized workers looking to unionize their workplaces. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Sep. 2023 But the energy just wasn’t there against Portugal and the Americans seemed lost and unorganized for most of the match. Anne M. Peterson, Baltimore Sun, 1 Aug. 2023 Executive functioning is being refined and polished in the brain for the duration of child and adolescent development, so being unorganized, forgetful, and distracted can be age-appropriate. Emily Edlynn, Parents, 7 Nov. 2023 Feeling isolated can mean feeling scattered, unproductive, and unorganized. WIRED, 30 Sep. 2023 Much of the land where the park would be built sits on unorganized territory and falls under the purview of the state Land Use Planning Commission., 19 Mar. 2023 This is seemingly a case of unorganized crime, something more opportunistic, if no less serious. - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unorganized was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Unorganized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


un·​or·​ga·​nized ˌən-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce unorganized (audio)
: not organized: as
: not formed or brought into an ordered whole
: not organized into unions
unorganized labor

Medical Definition


variants also British unorganised
: not organized : lacking order or coherence
unorganized delusions

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