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uneducated

[ uhn-ej-oo-key-tid, -ed-yoo- ]
/ ʌnˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪd, -ˈɛd yʊ- /
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adjective

not educated.

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uneatable, uneaten, uneconomic, uneconomical, unedifying, uneducated, unef, unelectable, unemancipated, unembarrassed, unemotional

Origin of uneducated

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + educated
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uneducated

/ (ʌnˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd) /

adjective

not having been educated to a good standardpoor uneducated people
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Word Origin and History for uneducated

uneducated


adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of educate.

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