Definition of uneducated in English:

uneducated

adjective

  • Having or showing a poor level of education.

    ‘the workforce remains largely uneducated and unskilled’
    ‘women from uneducated backgrounds’
    • ‘Movies about poor, uneducated mothers forced to work punishing jobs are even rarer.’
    • ‘I felt that I'd had the best education money can buy, and yet I was completely uneducated.’
    • ‘Some of these killings were perpetrated by people who were poor and uneducated, but others were not.’
    • ‘Again, he faced obstacles because many people were uneducated and led a simple life.’
    • ‘I expected West Virginia to be full of uneducated poor white people of Scot and Irish descent.’
    • ‘If they are not oil rich sheikhs who plunder their country, they are poor uneducated townsfolk who desperately want to be liberated.’
    • ‘But he did scoop up the shares of those too poor and uneducated to appreciate their potential value.’
    • ‘I attended university as a mature student and was shocked at how ignorant and uneducated our student population actually is.’
    • ‘The meat packing industry is a huge draw for poor, largely, uneducated illegal aliens.’
    • ‘These tax cuts will be for the benefit of the high earners at the expense of the poorest, the uneducated and the most vulnerable people in our society.’
    • ‘The people were very poor and uneducated and had a poor quality of life.’
    • ‘They know that as long as the population in these areas remain uneducated and illiterate, they will never be removed.’
    • ‘Women who are poor and uneducated are often still at the mercy of abusive partners or relatives.’
    • ‘Chess took advantage of Willie Dixon because he was black, because he was poor and uneducated.’
    • ‘The country is too big, too poor, too uneducated and too unstable to give political power to the people, they say.’
    • ‘The problem is that entry level jobs are generally where uneducated people go to get skills.’
    • ‘Would I make the same amount of money as a janitor with an eighth grade education, an uneducated laborer?’
    • ‘Modern readers of the gospels usually assume that the disciples were poor and uneducated.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, much of the world is poor and uneducated and our system simply will not work as well as we would assume.’
    • ‘And a lot of our people are elderly and a lot of them are uneducated, illiterate.’
    untaught, unschooled, ill-educated, untutored, untrained, unread, unscholarly, illiterate, unlettered, ignorant, ill-informed, uninformed, lowbrow
    uncouth, unsophisticated, uncultivated, uncultured, unaccomplished, unenlightened, philistine, benighted, backward, vulgar, simple
    rude
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Pronunciation:

uneducated

/ʌnˈɛdjʊkeɪtɪd/