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Having or displaying a lack or small amount of intelligence.

un′in·tel′li·gence n.
un′in·tel′li·gent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.unintelligently - in an unintelligent mannerunintelligently - in an unintelligent manner; "he acted rather unintelligently in this crisis"
intelligently - in an intelligent manner; "she acted intelligently in this difficult situation"
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References in classic literature ?
She had never in all her life before spoken to any living being so confusedly and so unintelligently as she now spoke to Julian Gray!
At first I stared unintelligently across the London valley.
Those ninety thousand francs, put together sou by sou, were the fruit therefore of a sordid economy unintelligently employed.
All of this was betrayed in a self-centred and unintelligently manner.
The proposed legal framework is unintelligently mind-boggling.
Mr O'Toole, 32, shielded his son from harm as he fought Gillott, suffering serious cuts to his hand and fingers while his attacker was "roaring and screaming unintelligently," Leeds Crown Court heard.
In discussing teacher education course-work, he added: "Fewer but much fatter education courses would do much to hasten the professionalization of teaching and to blunt the force of the criticisms that are so frequently and, for the most part, so unintelligently directed toward the "educationists" (181).
When things have a meaning for us, we mean (intend, propose) what we do: when they do not, we act blindly, unconsciously, unintelligently. In both kinds of responsive adjustment, our activities are directed or controlled.
Or Johnson going straight bananas, inventing stupid myths in a battle bus with a PS350million lie emblazoned on the side as he gurgles unintelligently in the sewer - mistaking a democracy of nations for Hitler's jackbooted Nazis.
It's common sense that Pacquiao crossed his line unintelligently, that his statements countered everything we teachers teach our students, who should be more critical in accepting, and careful in blindly following, one idea without giving it critical thought.
Having recoiled from the scandal of the Iraq War, which was begun on the basis of bad intelligence and conducted unintelligently, Americans concluded that their nation no longer has much power, defined as the ability to achieve intended effects.
If the creationists are wrong, if God didn't design creation, unintelligently or otherwise, we're saying evolution did?