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ill-informed (ˌɪlɪnˈfɔːmd) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. not having adequate information or knowledge about a situation or subject   ⇒ people who are ill-informed and not in possession of the full facts, The information was inaccurate, based on speculation, and from ill-informed sources., Most people today are relatively ill-informed about basic science
  2. resulting from inadequate knowledge about a situation or subject   ⇒ The accusations are ill-informed and quite simply wrong., a subject that still provokes outraged incomprehension and divisive, ill-informed debate, This leads to ill informed speculation., There has been much ill-informed speculation that I am about to resign., The debate reveals the extent of deep-seated, ill-informed prejudice.

Example Sentences Including 'ill-informed'

Sacrificed in order to save the reputations of a few cowardly bureaucrats from a little ill-informed criticism.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents
They are the gossip of the ignorant and ill-informed - `I looked at Traveller with a new surmise.
Baxter, Stephen Anti-Ice
This appeared to be a foreign quarter; to Burnell's ill-informed eye, most of the people he saw were Afghan or Pakistani.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life

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