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uninstructed

[uhn-in-struhk-tid]
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adjective
  1. not instructed; uninformed; uneducated.
  2. (of a person acting in a representative capacity) not furnished with orders on how to proceed or vote; uncommitted: uninstructed convention delegates.

Origin of uninstructed

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + instruct + -ed2
Related formsun·in·struct·ed·ly, adverb
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  • And for the rest, what do you know of Doubles which those who are uninstructed cannot discern?

    Morning Star

    H. Rider Haggard

  • In my world of a village, revenge is a common passion; it is the sin of the uninstructed.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The instructed are, on the whole, of greater consideration than the uninstructed.

  • After a while a happy thought occurs to these uninstructed Jews.

    Modern Skepticism

    C. J. Ellicott

  • Roads—it may be news to the uninstructed—cannot be made with dirt.