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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
First recorded in 1580-90; un-1 + educated
Synonyms
untutored, unschooled, untaught, uninstructed, unenlightened, uninformed, uncultivated. See ignorant.
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  • But to the uneducated eye of Andrew Lanning it was a great and dignified building.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • She was uneducated and ill-mannered, impulsive and quarrelsome.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • Their ideas of history, for instance, are simply cheap and uneducated.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • But Panther was not pleased to think that his brother was so uneducated, so he had him study.

  • To the uneducated person he would appear to be the ideal of a judge.

    Statesman Plato
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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