uneducated


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un·ed·u·cat·ed

 (ŭn-ĕj′ə-kā′tĭd)
adj.
Not educated.

uneducated

(ʌnˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd)
adj
not having been educated to a good standard: poor uneducated people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uneducated - not having a good educationuneducated - not having a good education    
noncivilised, noncivilized - not having a high state of culture and social development
innumerate - lacking knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and methods
unenlightened - not enlightened; ignorant; "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"
illiterate - not able to read or write
educated - possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)

uneducated

adjective
1. ignorant, illiterate, unread, unschooled, unlettered, untaught Though an uneducated man, Chavez was not a stupid one.
ignorant educated, literate, schooled, taught, informed, tutored, instructed
2. uncultured, philistine, uncultivated, vulgar, benighted, lowbrow It looks amateurish to the uneducated eye.

uneducated

adjective
Without education or knowledge:
Translations

uneducated

[ˈʌnˈedjʊkeɪtɪd] ADJinculto, ignorante

uneducated

[ˌʌnˈɛdʒʊkeɪtɪd] adjsans éducation

uneducated

adj personungebildet; speech, handwriting alsounkultiviert; style alsoungeschliffen

uneducated

[ʌnˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd] adj (person) → senza istruzione, incolto/a; (speech) → popolare
References in classic literature ?
That confirms my impression," said the King, "that you are not a Man, but a feminine Monstrosity with a bass voice, and an utterly uneducated ear.
Nor must you chide me, beloved, because I have written you a letter like this (reading it through, I see it to be all odds and ends); for I am an old man now, dear Barbara, and an uneducated one.
But as time went on and English became once more the language of the educated as well as of the uneducated, there arose a cultured English, which became the language which we speak to-day.
I must confess that it was at first a painful shock to me to realise that the time had come when it was necessary for us to take any heed of the uneducated rabble who seem born into the world discontented with their station in life, and instead of making honest attempts to improve it waste their time railing against us who are more fortunately placed, and in endeavours to mislead in every possible way the electorate of the country.
A totally uneducated one, I am sorry to add,' said Clennam.
In my then uneducated state, that went home to my non-cultivation, and I thought here is a man with an unobstructed eye.
Accustomed to ease, and unequal to the struggles incident to an infant society, the affluent emigrant was barely enabled to maintain his own rank by the weight of his personal superiority and acquirements; but, the moment that his head was laid in the grave, his indolent and comparatively uneducated offspring were compelled to yield precedency to the more active energies of a class whose exertions had been stimulated by necessity.
It was interesting to see the ascendency which the uneducated woman, bound to him by no legal tie, had acquired over the brilliant, unstable man.
Wealth would bring him, uneducated though he was, happiness enough and to spare.
He may be uneducated, but he certainly knows how to express the significance of the written word.
What surprises me," he began, after a short pause, handing the letter to his mother, but not addressing anyone in particular, "is that he is a business man, a lawyer, and his conversation is pretentious indeed, and yet he writes such an uneducated letter.
I shook my head: I could not see how poor people had the means of being kind; and then to learn to speak like them, to adopt their manners, to be uneducated, to grow up like one of the poor women I saw sometimes nursing their children or washing their clothes at the cottage doors of the village of Gateshead: no, I was not heroic enough to purchase liberty at the price of caste.