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ill-informed

[il-in-fawrmd] /ˈɪl ɪnˈfɔrmd/
adjective
1.
lacking adequate or proper knowledge or information, as in one particular subject or in a variety of subjects:
The public is ill-informed of the danger.
Origin of ill-informed
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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  • We are at present far too ill-informed to rule out such a guess.

  • Thus Webster's father was not so ill-informed as he now appeared.

    The Kentucky Warbler

    James Lane Allen
  • I will not even quarrel with him for being a tyrant at heart, lazy, ill-informed!'

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • It is only those at a distance, or ill-informed, who have belittled these achievements.

  • I know nothing of this proceeding; but I do not hesitate to affirm that you have been ill-informed.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie Honore de Balzac

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