Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or displaying a lack of intelligence.
  • adj. Not invested with intelligence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not intelligent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not intelligent.
  • Not possessing or not proceeding from intelligence.
  • Not knowing; not having acute mental faculties; not showing intelligence; dull.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking intelligence

Etymologies

un- +‎ intelligent (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In other words, would I ask someone who is unintelligent, which is clearly the case here, to assess the intellect of other people?

    Obama On Wright: "I Might Not Know Him As Well As I Thought"

  • It is the rose's department; let the rose attend to it -- and be dubbed unintelligent because it baffles us by the miracles it works, and the unconcerned businesslike way in which it works them.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • It is the rose's department; let the rose attend to it -- and be dubbed unintelligent because it baffles us by the miracles it works, and the unconcerned business-like way in which it works them.

    Erewhon

  • In other words, if one can communicate well in one medium but not another, he or she should not be generally classified as unintelligent but, rather, just weak in that medium.

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  • But whether the terebella be less intelligent than the amoeba or not, it does quite enough to establish its claim to intelligence of a higher order; and one does not see ground for the satisfaction which Dr. Carpenter appears to find at having, as it were, taken the taste of the amoeba's performance out of our mouth, by setting us about the less elaborate performance of the terebella, which he thinks we can call unintelligent and instinctive.

    Life and Habit

  • It is amazing how Sarah Palin, who by the left is the most "unintelligent" person in the world, can cause such a crazy amount of attention and get people so afraid of what she's doing next.

    Palin: Don't trust media reports about book

  • This is the fallacy that I was just explaining: Just because you eliminate one paricular "unintelligent" theory (like a summer breeze) does not mean you have eliminated a whole class of explanations!

    Bunny and a Book

  • And this idea that she is just "unintelligent" which means she isn't really stupid, just uninformed, is breathtaking bullshit.

    Election Central Saturday Roundup

  • And this idea that she is just "unintelligent" ...

    Election Central Saturday Roundup

  • The physical mechanics of life and evolution are not necessarily "unintelligent" just because they primarily operate on sub-conscious levels.

    Coordinated Evolution

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