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Definitions and Synonyms of unskilled | Another word for unskilled | What is unskilled?

Definition 1: not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unskilled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
  • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
  • unskilled labor
  • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
  • unskilled workmanship

(unskilled is similar to ...) deficient or lacking in some skill

"he's weak in spelling"

(unskilled is similar to ...) possessing or requiring limited skills

"semiskilled dockworkers" "a semiskilled job"

(unskilled is similar to ...) impaired in skill by neglect

(unskilled is similar to ...) clumsy and unskilled

"a big stupid lubberly fellow"

(unskilled is similar to ...) used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

(unskilled is similar to ...) of a person unable to do something skillfully

"I'm hopeless at mathematics"

(unskilled is similar to ...) not carefully or expertly made

"managed to make a crude splint" "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them" "rough carpentry"

(unskilled is similar to ...) showing lack of skill or aptitude

"a bungling workman" "did a clumsy job" "his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf"

(unskilled is similar to ...) spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness

"a bungled job"

(unskilled is similar to ...) poorly done

"a botchy piece of work" "it was an unskillful attempt"

(unskilled is similar to ...) showing lack of art

"an artless translation"

(means also ...) lacking practical experience or training

(means also ...) not qualified or suited for a purpose

"an incompetent secret service" "the filming was hopeless incompetent"

Definition 2: not doing a good job - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unskilled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • incompetent at chess

Synonyms for unskilled in the sense of this definition

(unskilled is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

Definition 3: lacking professional skill or expertise - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unskilled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a very amateurish job
  • inexpert but conscientious efforts
  • an unskilled painting

Synonyms for unskilled in the sense of this definition

(unskilled is similar to ...) not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession

"described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it" "was censured for unprofessional conduct" "unprofessional repairs"

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