having or prepared with information or knowledge; apprised: an informed audience that asked intelligent questions.

Origin of informed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at inform1, -ed2
Related formsin·form·ed·ly [in-fawr-mid-lee] /ɪnˈfɔr mɪd li/, adverbhalf-in·formed, adjectivequa·si-in·formed, adjectiveun·in·formed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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not having knowledge or information about a situation, subject, etc



having much knowledge or education; learned or cultured
based on informationan informed judgment
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Word Origin and History for uninformed

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of inform. Originally in reference to some specific matter or subject; general sense of "uneducated, ignorant" is recorded from 1640s.

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