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unorganized

[uhn-awr-guh-nahyzd]
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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.
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Origin of unorganized

First recorded in 1680–90; un-1 + organized
Can be confuseddisorganized unorganized

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2. casual, unsystematic, random, haphazard.
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Examples from the Web for unorganized

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  • Exception must be made, of course, of the unorganized sports of childhood.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii

    Nathaniel Bright Emerson

  • Imitation of the living by the unorganized may, however, go a good way.

    Creative Evolution

    Henri Bergson

  • Between the organized and the unorganized they do not see and they will not see the cleft.

    Creative Evolution

    Henri Bergson

  • The understanding is at home in the domain of unorganized matter.

    Creative Evolution

    Henri Bergson

  • The nearest part of the unorganized West was adjacent to Missouri.

    The Last American Frontier

    Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson


British Dictionary definitions for unorganized

unorganized

unorganised

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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