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unorganized

[uhn-awr-guh-nahyzd] /ʌnˈɔr gəˌnaɪzd/
adjective
1.
not organized; without organic structure.
2.
not formed into an organized or systematized whole:
an unorganized essay.
3.
without definite boundaries:
unorganized territory.
4.
not thinking or acting methodically.
5.
not belonging to or represented by a labor union:
unorganized workers.
Origin of unorganized
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; un-1 + organized
Can be confused
disorganized, unorganized.
Synonyms
2. casual, unsystematic, random, haphazard.
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unorganized

/ʌnˈɔːɡəˌnaɪzd/
adjective
1.
not arranged into an organized system, structure, or unity
2.
(of workers) not unionized
3.
nonliving; inorganic
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Word Origin and History for unorganized
adj.

1680s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of organize.

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