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[uhn-ej-oo-key-tid, -ed-yoo-] /ʌnˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪd, -ˈɛd yʊ-/
not educated.
Origin of uneducated
1580-90; un-1 + educated
untutored, unschooled, untaught, uninstructed, unenlightened, uninformed, uncultivated. See ignorant. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So what you see is the footage chosen by people who have uneducated understanding of the fights.
  • Unfortunately, uneducated people get pets for the wrong reason.
  • These high-frequency players tend to be poor and uneducated, which is why critics refer to lotteries as a regressive tax.
  • uneducated but quick to learn, he devoured ideas and philosophies through his friends who had read and absorbed them.
  • uneducated people make less money and pay less taxes and are less productive and more subject to media manipulation.
  • We don't seem to need an educated populace anymore, and certainly an uneducated one is easier to control.
  • It's so sad that people in this country are so uneducated.
  • The belief that suicide bombers are poor, uneducated, disaffected or disturbed is contradicted by science.
  • More specifically, it encourages the increase of the population of the poor and/or uneducated.
  • More people were uneducated and poor then than now in our poor-me-society.
British Dictionary definitions for uneducated


not having been educated to a good standard: poor uneducated people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for uneducated

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of educate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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