Learn English – A word that describes “doing something because you are told and not because you are informed”


i.e. taking a medication that the doctor told you to, but you know nothing about it.

Best Answer

Such an action could be described as "obligatory" or "compulsory," I think. They have been told or required to do it, but don't necessarily want to, or know why.

Both of these words would describe an action that otherwise wouldn't be done if they didn't have to. This doesn't clearly give the impression of being uninformed, though, just that the person has no other reason to do it other than that they know they have to.

Another option would be "blindly." To do something blindly would mean that you don't know why you are doing it, or what the end result will be.