undereducated


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un·der·ed·u·cat·ed

 (ŭn′dər-ĕj′ə-kā′tĭd)
adj.
Poorly or insufficiently educated.

undereducated

(ˌʌndərˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd)
adj
(Education) not educated to a sufficient or required standard
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Adj.1.undereducated - poorly or insufficiently educatedundereducated - poorly or insufficiently educated  
uneducated - not having a good education
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Library programs addressing the needs of young undereducated mothers who are often unemployed, or programs addressing the problems that latchkey children bring to the library, directly address an economic situation.
Most black Detroiters remained poor, ill-housed and undereducated; racism was perhaps more intense in 1945 than it had been in 1915; black businesses were undercapitalized and devastated by the Depression; and most black political leaders were either ineffective or co-opted by the white power structure.
More often than not editors pandered to the prurient interests and exploited the ignorance of their poor and undereducated readers.
This study, in addition to identifying overeducated workers, considers adequately educated and undereducated workers as the alternative cases in comparing actual and required schooling for the job.
In this literature it has become associated with an "underclass," largely undereducated and unskilled.
In Choate's opinion, the top 20% of the work force is excellent, but the bottom 20% "can't read or write beyond a second grade level." He characterized the remaining 60% as "undereducated, underskilled and undermotivated.
This is a well-known trope regarding human rights, of course, where the abuse of the vulnerable from children to women to the poor to the undereducated is par for the course.
Indeed, as a cynic once declared, we're an undereducated and overentertained people, which is why the rest of the world finds it hard to take our country seriously.
Publicist Kim Mehmeti commented that "in the past 25 years, even in the times when we were under Turkish occupation, we never had bigger hypocrite and as undereducated politicians as the ones from BDI.
According to Times theatre critic Kevin Maher, "two West End heavyweights, Patricia Hodge and Janet Suzman, have also castigated the swinish hoard for being undereducated".
She felt undereducated, her husband had wanted to become a don and I had been an academic."