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[in-fawrmd] /ɪnˈfɔrmd/
having or prepared with information or knowledge; apprised:
an informed audience that asked intelligent questions.
Origin of informed
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see inform, -ed2
Related forms
[in-fawr-mid-lee] /ɪnˈfɔr mɪd li/ (Show IPA),
half-informed, adjective
quasi-informed, adjective
uninformed, adjective Unabridged
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  • One is the uninformed element in the medical profession.
  • And, in the sincere tones of an arrogantly uninformed college freshman, she tells us what to think of race.
  • It is an uninformed point of view and disrespectful.
  • Since he is a concentrated, introspective dogmatist, he is uninformed by exterior criticism.
  • Now he seemed bemused by questions that he should have easily anticipated, and his answers made him seem glib, or uninformed.
  • Such labeling shows the critic to be either biased or uninformed or naive.
  • All in all, it's a wonder that investors are so uninformed and have poured money into this misguided endeavor.
  • He's also right that you're either uninformed or misinformed or both.
  • The problem is that many of those same people today continue to remain terribly uninformed about the nature of tort lawsuits.
  • Some seek only money, preying on the hapless and uninformed.
British Dictionary definitions for uninformed


not having knowledge or information about a situation, subject, etc


having much knowledge or education; learned or cultured
based on information: an informed judgment
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Word Origin and History for uninformed

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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