Adjective "unrepresentative" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not typical of a class, group, or body of opinion.
  1. 'How, scientifically, can we regard them as anything other than personal, unrepresentative opinions?'
  2. 'Worse, this ineffectual debating society is wholly unrepresentative.'
  3. 'Pro-life groups are opposed to any change in the law and have criticised the survey for being unrepresentative.'
  4. 'His lengthy introduction is an ominous, unworthy and unrepresentative opening to an impressive body of work.'
  5. 'Okay, this was - we are told - an isolated and wholly unrepresentative incident.'
  6. 'Cronin and Magdalinski want an alternative to the current political process, which they view as unrepresentative of real-world needs.'
  7. 'Popular opinion (or some unrepresentative poll) can never be a basis for decisions in a democracy.'
  8. 'That thoroughly unrepresentative body of millionaires could have a SOCIALIST in its ranks.'
  9. 'But some are arguing that this focus is a waste of time and money - that it's unrealistic, unrepresentative and naïve.'
  10. 'He is a far greater threat to human life and happiness than even the unrepresentative white minority government he drove from power.'


1. a person or thing that represents another or others.

2. an agent or deputy: a legal representative.

3. a person who represents a constituency or community in a legislative body, especially a member of the U.S. House of Representatives or a lower house in certain state legislatures.

4. a typical example or specimen of a group, quality, or kind. adjective

5. serving to represent; representing.

6. standing or acting for another or others.

7. made up of representatives: a repr

More examples(as adjective)

"ranges can be unrepresentative of ranges."

"polls can be unrepresentative of places."

"samples can be unrepresentative."

"polls can be unrepresentative."

"trades can be unrepresentative."

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