Meaning of unintelligent in English:


Pronunciation /ˌʌnɪnˈtɛlɪdʒ(ə)nt/

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  • Having or showing a low level of intelligence.

    ‘a good-natured but unintelligent boy’
    • ‘A foreign policy that speculates and spies on enemies from afar has given rise to unintelligent intelligence, a profound ignorance about what is going on in the world.’
    • ‘Farm labourers [in the Vale of Gloucester] are sufficiently numerous; they are noticeable as being simple, inoffensive, unintelligent, and apparently slow.’
    • ‘Would you want an intelligence agency too unintelligent to realise when information is unwelcome?’
    • ‘I'm sure it won't change their mind, as those who enforce profiling are mindless, unintelligent sheep who think they're doing a good thing by following stupid orders.’
    • ‘Is it therefore logical to think blind, unintelligent, mindless nature could have stumbled on Einstein and us by sheer fluke?’
    • ‘The opponents in the battle, he reasoned, were the ‘intelligent and unintelligent elements’ in the denomination.’
    • ‘In the present case, ‘How do you distinguish intelligent from unintelligent causes?’’
    • ‘If it is not, then the whole universe and all of science flow from a necessary but unintelligent source of intelligibility.’
    • ‘Why is the intelligent or even unintelligent symbiote idea more alarming than say a pacemaker or the suit?’
    • ‘This is an argument from what we know about the causal powers of intelligence and the shortfall of unintelligent causes.’
    • ‘You can score one for intelligence in terms of trumping the natural unintelligent forces of the universe.’
    • ‘Even in 1935 they were being sent an ‘astonishing amount of illiterate and unintelligent writing’, but practised readers spent little time on it.’
    • ‘If you think hip hop culture is the only thing making teenagers present themselves in a sexual manner or for making them highly extravagant, then you're very unintelligent.’
    • ‘Anticipation proved better than the debate itself, with its weak moderation and unintelligent, emotionally charged outbursts.’
    • ‘I don't think I'm encountering unintelligent people (especially in the case of the students).’
    • ‘With such encouraging results, these teenagers have excelled in the world arena, erasing the image of Indonesian students as unintelligent and dull.’
    • ‘The response of many politicians to this problem is essentially to blame voters for being too apathetic or unintelligent to understand the issues.’
    • ‘‘If this is evidence of design, it would seem to be of the unintelligent variety,’ Holt notes.’
    • ‘She marched me through a maze of corridors as I began wondering if dropping breadcrumbs behind me would not necessarily be an unintelligent proposition.’
    • ‘Although I don't consider myself unintelligent or inarticulate, I don't tend to have the courage of my convictions when called upon to air my opinions.’
    stupid, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, dull-witted, witless, slow, dunce-like, simple-minded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid, half-witted, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse
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