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[uhn-in-struhk-tid] /ˌʌn ɪnˈstrʌk tɪd/
not instructed; uninformed; uneducated.
(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
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uninstructedly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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.

    Public School Education Michael Mller
  • 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.

  • I understand that, if I am uninstructed in the temperance agitation.

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • The sight was an opulent surprise for the uninstructed stranger.

    Mariposilla Mary Stewart Daggett
  • After all, he was but a poor man; uninstructed, save to the extent of reading and writing.

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
  • This sounds plausible to the uninstructed, but is a mere rhetorical flourish.

    Hours in a Library Leslie Stephen

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