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informed

[in-fawrmd] /ɪnˈfɔrmd/
adjective
1.
having or prepared with information or knowledge; apprised:
an informed audience that asked intelligent questions.
Origin of informed
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see inform1, -ed2
Related forms
informedly
[in-fawr-mid-lee] /ɪnˈfɔr mɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
half-informed, adjective
quasi-informed, adjective
uninformed, adjective
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  • It was not a type of signaling an unauthorized or uninformed passenger would expect.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • Hence the word became synonymous with ignorant and uninformed.

  • Let us examine what passes in the minds of children; they are nearly like those of uninformed men.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • So too we are uninformed as to his lineage, except that his father's name was Simon.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • The uninformed mind seems insensible of the idea of the right of possession which the labour of acquirement gives.

    The Lusiad Lus de Cames
British Dictionary definitions for uninformed

uninformed

/ˌʌnɪnˈfɔːmd/
adjective
1.
not having knowledge or information about a situation, subject, etc

informed

/ɪnˈfɔːmd/
adjective
1.
having much knowledge or education; learned or cultured
2.
based on information: an informed judgment
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Word Origin and History for uninformed
adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of inform. Originally in reference to some specific matter or subject; general sense of "uneducated, ignorant" is recorded from 1640s.

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