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unskilled

[ uhn-skild ]SEE DEFINITION OF unskilled

Synonyms for unskilled

  • incompetent
  • inexperienced
  • uneducated
  • unqualified
  • unschooled
  • awkward
  • green
  • inadequate
  • inept
  • inexpert
  • inproficient
  • not up to
  • raw
  • unable
  • undeveloped
  • unequipped
  • unhandy
  • untalented
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Antonyms for unskilled

  • competent
  • educated
  • experienced
  • expert
  • learned
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNSKILLED

As affection to those who are unskilled in all things, so is affection to those who despair of all things.

It meant that though labor was relatively plentiful, much of it was unskilled.

And who have confidence when fighting on horseback—the skilled horseman or the unskilled?

The range of occupations in unskilled work, however, was fairly wide.

It seems clear that most of the migrants were engaged in unskilled labor.

In some of the unskilled departments fifty per cent of the employes are black.

Three words had reduced him again to Lantee, unskilled laborer.

Of course his first reliance is on the manual laborers, skilled and unskilled.

The jury is like an unskilled gladiator entangled in the meshes of his own net.

Data was collected for skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled labor.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + skill.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNSKILLED

amateurish

adjectiveunprofessional
  • bush-league
  • incompetent
  • inept
  • inexperienced
  • inexpert
  • insipid
  • unskilled
  • untrained

dilettantish

adjectiveamateurish
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