Definition of uneducated in English:



  • Having or showing a poor level of education:

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