unintelligent

[ uhn-in-tel-i-juhnt ]
/ ˌʌn ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənt /

adjective

deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.
not endowed with intelligence.

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Origin of unintelligent

First recorded in 1600–10; un-1 + intelligent

OTHER WORDS FROM unintelligent

un·in·tel·li·gence, nounun·in·tel·li·gent·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH unintelligent

unintelligent , unintelligible
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British Dictionary definitions for unintelligent

unintelligent
/ (ˌʌnɪnˈtɛlɪdʒənt) /

adjective

lacking intelligence; stupid; foolish
not endowed with a mind or intelligence

Derived forms of unintelligent

unintelligence, noununintelligently, adverb
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