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See definition of qualifying on Dictionary.com
  • as inextenuating
  • as inparenthetical
  • as inpreliminary
  • as inprolegomenous
  • as inredeeming
  • as inpreparing

synonyms for qualifying

  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • reducing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • whitewashing
  • incidental
  • intermediate
  • subordinate
  • bracketed
  • by the way
  • episodic
  • explanatory
  • extraneous
  • extrinsic
  • in parenthesis
  • inserted
  • interposed
  • related
  • exploratory
  • preparatory
  • prior
  • basic
  • first
  • fundamental
  • opening
  • pilot
  • primary
  • readying
  • test
  • trial
  • elemental
  • elementary
  • inductive
  • initiatory
  • preceding
  • precursory
  • prefatory
  • preparing
  • primal
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How to use qualifying in a sentence

I am qualifying for the position of district leader hereabouts, although I'm not announcing it from the house-tops.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A common condition in more recent times qualifying the obligation of the buyer is that the goods shall be satisfactory to him.
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An apprentice who is qualifying himself to operate an elevator is an employee within the Minnesota Act.
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The girl promptly replied in the negative, qualifying it a moment afterward by a perplexed "Well, I shouldn't say so, sir."
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Ut arbitror in the right margin seems exactly the thing that an author tucks in when revising and qualifying his work.
THE SUPPOSED AUTOGRAPHA OF JOHN THE SCOTEDWARD KENNARD RAND
I go through no form of qualifying my threat, which would be commonplace and not conscientious.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Evidently the qualifying phrase "without a cause" destroys the entire force of the verse.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
What meaning is conveyed by the qualifying term “circumscribed”?
ESSENTIALS OF DISEASES OF THE SKINHENRY WEIGHTMAN STELWAGON
This is so from the very fact that ability and skill for qualifying one for a higher position is not a thing which is hereditary.
A FANTASY OF FAR JAPANBARON KENCHO SUYEMATSU
I hate qualifying arguers—plump assertion or plump denial for me: you sha'n't get off so.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO QUALIFYING

  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • qualifying
  • reducing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • whitewashing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.