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uneducated

[uhn-ej-oo-key-tid, -ed-yoo-] /ʌnˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪd, -ˈɛd yʊ-/
adjective
1.
not educated.
Origin of uneducated
1580-1590
1580-90; un-1 + educated
Synonyms
untutored, unschooled, untaught, uninstructed, unenlightened, uninformed, uncultivated. See ignorant.
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  • This useful and amusing bird is everywhere regarded with superstitious dread by the uneducated.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • But to the uneducated eye of Andrew Lanning it was a great and dignified building.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • I was a foolish, uneducated man, that knew nothing of the wants of the men I spoke for.

    Strife (First Series Plays) John Galsworthy
  • She was uneducated and ill-mannered, impulsive and quarrelsome.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • I supposed Romanism could only be held by uneducated and superstitious persons.

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet
British Dictionary definitions for uneducated

uneducated

/ʌnˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
not having been educated to a good standard: poor uneducated people
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Word Origin and History for uneducated
adj.

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

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