unrepresentative

adjective un·rep·re·sen·ta·tive \ ˌən-ˌre-pri-ˈzen-tə-tiv \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of unrepresentative

: not representative: such as
a : not typical or characteristic : atypical
  • an unrepresentative sample
  • We only claim that our town is not all that unrepresentative of America in its mixture of idealism and weakness, ambitions and muddles …
  • —Judith Martin
b : not representing an electorate
  • an unrepresentative judiciary

unrepresentativeness

noun

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First Known Use of unrepresentative

1829


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