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Definitions for unintelligent
ˌʌn ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəntun·in·tel·li·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unintelligent, stupidadjective

    lacking intelligence

    "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"


  1. unintelligentadjective

    not intelligent

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unintelligentadjective

    Not knowing; not skilful; not having any consciousness.

    We will give you sleepy drinks, that your senses may be unintelligent of our insufficience. William Shakespeare, Winter Tale.

    The visible creation is far otherwise apprehended by the philosophical enquirer, than the unintelligent vulgar. Joseph Glanvill.

    This conclusion, if men allow’d of, they would not destroy ill-formed productions. Ay, but these monsters. Let them be so; what will your drivelling, unintelligent, untractable changeling be? John Locke.

    Why then to works of nature is assign’d
    An author unintelligent and blind;
    When ours proceed from choice? Richard Blackmore.

    The obvious products of unintelligent nature. Richard Bentley.


  1. unintelligent

    Unintelligent refers to an individual or action that lacks knowledge, understanding, insight, intellectual capacity, or cognitive ability. It is often associated with poor decision making, inability to comprehend complex concepts, and lack of critical or analytical thinking skills.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unintelligent

    un-in-tel′i-jent, adj. not intelligent.—n. Unintell′igence.—adv. Unintell′igently.—n. Unintelligibil′ity.—adj. Unintell′igible, not capable of being understood.—n. Unintell′igibleness.—adv. Unintell′igibly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unintelligent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unintelligent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of unintelligent in a Sentence

  1. Vanessa Leroy/CNN Sharif El-Mekki:

    Black boys … they often receive messages that you don’t belong, you’re a criminal you’re unintelligent, you’re a problem here, they are actually being devalued in the education system, so how would they imagine being teachers?

  2. Ahmed Korayem:

    The unintelligent have no rights to own anything let alone their own thoughts which they have no choice but to hand over to anyone. Chaos almost certainly ensues in such a case

  3. Marvin, _Life, the Universe, and Everything_ by Douglas Adams:

    That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.

  4. Gov Cuomo:

    These pictures of people on beaches, these videos of young people saying, This is my spring break, Im out to party, this is so unintelligent and reckless. I cant even begin to express it.

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