Definition of unassimilated in English:



  • (especially of a people, an idea, or a culture) not absorbed or integrated into a wider society or culture.

    ‘the peoples remain distinct and unassimilated’
    • ‘unassimilated migrants from the countryside’
    • ‘In this instance, what is internalized also persists unassimilated; Keats is absorbed in material he claims to have incorporated, relying on the tale of a Fall precisely when he attempts to displace it.’
    • ‘The first level consists of tales that circulated primarily in unassimilated band and tribal societies, though the tales may have only been written down after assimilation.’
    • ‘But the broader culture of ‘intolerance’ in certain unassimilated communities is a potentially much bigger problem.’
    • ‘The failure of assimilation created the current question that is subtly asked through racist journalism: can an unassimilated population still maintain human rights once they have been removed?’
    • ‘I know that many countries in Europe already have major problems with large unassimilated minorities.’
    • ‘More importantly, she attributes much of this newness or thirdness to the process of acquiring a second language, primarily because this achievement distinguishes her from her unassimilated ethnic peers and from ‘normal Americans.’’
    • ‘Instead, we are treated to a catch-all of unassimilated third-century Christian heresies, with John Milton, Ralph Ellison, Anthrophagy, the synoptic Gospels, and Road Runner cartoons thrown in for our pleasure and instruction.’
    • ‘On the one hand, the orthographical apparatus supports the supposed inferiority of black dialect as ‘broken’ English; on the other hand, italicizing Yiddish words underlines their unassimilated foreignness.’
    • ‘All the embarrassing baggage of ethnicity - unassimilated habits, Yiddish accent, incomplete understanding of American mores - was projected onto the mother, a representative of outmoded values.’
    • ‘As a former professor, Nazerman would not have been representative of German Jewry had he been depicted as unassimilated.’
    • ‘The persecution of European Jews impacted on Jews not simply as men and women, but also as religious and irreligious, assimilated and unassimilated, Zionist and non-Zionist, rich and poor, urban and rural, young and old.’
    • ‘The analysis also includes coding for assimilated or unassimilated names, helping us to determine the voters' first language - English or the language of their country of origin.’
    • ‘There is no such thing as a specifically Hungarian American holiday, perhaps because the attention of most unassimilated Hungarian Americans is focused on the mother country.’
    • ‘As we saw in Chapter 2, a fear of divided loyalties and identities - supposedly the result of unassimilated ethnic groups - has underlain the formation of most nation-states.’
    • ‘Not only does it put unassimilated persons and groups at a severe disadvantage in the competition for scarce positions and resources, but it requires that persons transform their sense of identity in order to assimilate.’



/ˌənəˈsiməˌlādəd/ /ˌənəˈsɪməˌleɪdəd/