ill-formed ill-formed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not grammatical; not conforming to the rules of grammar or accepted usage

Usage(s):

  1. Although his performance early in the case was erratic and ill-formed, Dinis promises an aggressive pursuit at the inquest.
  2. For 16 months, he recorded conversations with the men, some of which included vague allusions to jihad and an ill-formed plan to attack the Fort Dix military base.

News

  • 10 Good Things About Obamacare

    Key elements of the Affordable Care Act have been delayed, most notably the mandate that employers with more than 50 employees must offer health insurance in 2014. In the case of the law's ill-formed, long-term care program, the provision wound up being abandoned. And when it comes to state decisions to expand Medicaid, the law's provisions have been denied in many states.
    on July 15, 2013     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • The Livingstone campaign described Johnson's vision for London as "ill-formed and chaotic".
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Ken Livingstone Source: guardian.co.uk

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nebulous nebulous
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