[uhn-ej-oo-key-tid, -ed-yoo-]


Origin of uneducated

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

Synonyms for uneducated

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Contemporary Examples of uneducated

Historical Examples of uneducated

  • The passengers were an uneducated set, whose presence was irritating.

  • Isaac was a self-made man, a man ignorant of many things, religious, but uneducated.

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  • It is simply impossible to convince any uneducated Corsican that England is not a nation composed exclusively of millionaires.

  • It was therefore absolutely necessary that a woman should be uneducated or classically educated.

  • All sciences were practised by the uneducated first, before being reduced to a science.

British Dictionary definitions for uneducated



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

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

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