well-informed

adjective

well-in·​formed ˈwel-in-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce well-informed (audio)
1
: having extensive knowledge especially of current topics and events
2
: thoroughly knowledgeable in a particular subject

Examples of well-informed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a sea of confusion, our customers are well-informed. Tyler Shepherd, The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2024 Their experienced and well-informed customer care representatives can be reached via the on-site Contact Form or email. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 16 Feb. 2024 This skill set entails being able to make complex and well-informed decisions, or offer suggestions, swiftly, based on insights derived from the underlying data. Rachel Wells, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Smart, articulate, well-informed and willing to pragmatically bridge the treacherous divides of progressive politics, Arreguín, 39, is entering his 20th year in office. East Bay Times Editorial, The Mercury News, 3 Feb. 2024 But this is disingenuous; the people who oppose misinformation research, whether pundits, politicians or crackpots, are not fighting for freedom but against a discerning and well-informed citizenry. Stephan Lewandowsky, Scientific American, 30 Jan. 2024 Keeping patients out of the dark As people wait for the FDA’s decision, doctors are working hard to ensure that their patients are well-informed about the gene-editing treatment to ease any possible concerns or hesitations. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 7 Dec. 2023 Utilize resources provided by your clinic partner to ensure your employees are well-informed. Sonia Singh, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2023 The founders distrusted a system based on the popular vote, fearing many citizens would not be well-informed. Dan Balz and Clara Ence Morse, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-informed was in the 15th century

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“Well-informed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-informed. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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