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  1. having or prepared with information or knowledge; apprised: an informed audience that asked intelligent questions.
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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
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Related Words for uninformed

uneducated, ignorant, blind, inattentive, negligent, oblivious, unconscious, unenlightened, unknowing, unschooled, uninstructed, deaf

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British Dictionary definitions for uninformed


  1. not having knowledge or information about a situation, subject, etc
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  1. having much knowledge or education; learned or cultured
  2. 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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